The primary trailer for Dune: Half Two has been launched on-line, and the hotly anticipated sci-fi epic seems and sounds as thrilling as we anticipated it to.
Warner Bros. Photos’ gorgeous follow-up to Dune, which is about to reach in theaters worldwide on November 3, is one in every of our most anticipated new motion pictures of 2023. And, given how terribly good its sequel seems within the teaser beneath, you may be exhausting pressed to discover a extra visually arresting, action-packed sci-fi movie than Dune: Half Two this yr.
This is a quick plot synopsis, too, courtesy of Warner Bros: “Dune: Half Two will discover the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen whereas on a warpath of revenge towards the conspirators who destroyed his household. Going through a alternative between the love of his life and the destiny of the recognized universe, he endeavors to forestall a horrible future solely he can foresee.”
Dune: Half Two‘s official trailer comes simply 24 hours after Warner Bros. released a bite sized teaser (opens in new tab) on its social media channels.
The 45-second lengthy trailer confirmed Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides establishing a thumper system – to draw one in every of Arrakis’ colossal sandworms – on a, nicely, sand dune earlier than shortly scaling again up stated dune to security. The final 15 seconds of the teaser have been devoted to the film’s main gamers, together with first seems at Florence Pugh’s regal-looking Princess Irulan and Austin Butler’s menacing Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, who enter the intergalactic fray within the sequel.
The movie’s official trailer builds on the teaser’s footage, with Paul Atreides proven using a sandworm, making ready to battle Feyd-Rautha, and main the Fremen towards the may of the galactic empire and Home Harkonnen. There’s a lot extra moreover, too, so it is value rewatching the trailer to soak all of it in.
Total, the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel – Villeneuve additionally helmed 2021’s Dune – seems prefer it’s going all out to raised its predecessor. Not solely does Dune: Half Two look much more spectacular than what got here earlier than (Dune is accessible to stream on HBO Max proper now, FYI) did, it is also gearing as much as be extra action-heavy, frenetically paced, and awe-inspiring than the movie previous it.
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That is earlier than we get to the remainder of its A-list ensemble forged. In addition to Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, and Stephen McKinley Henderson are all again after that includes in numerous capacities in Dune. Zendaya and Javier Bardem, who made fleeting appearances in that film, are additionally returning, with the pair’s roles expanded for the sequel.
Becoming a member of the above on the forged listing are – as talked about – Butler (Elvis) and Pugh (Black Widow, The Marvel), in addition to Léa Seydoux (No Time to Die) and Christopher Walken (Severance, The Deer Hunter). We already knew Pugh was becoming a member of Dune: Half Two‘s forged, with the actor signing on in March 2022. Butler was added to the film’s ensemble just some days later, with Walken and Seydoux following swimsuit in Could and June respectively. For these : Walken will play Emperor Shaddam IV, who guidelines over the galaxy, whereas Seydoux has been forged as Woman Margot, one other member of the Bene Gesserit and an in depth pal of Shaddam IV.
Dune: Half Two adapts the second half of Frank Herbert’s legendary sci-fi novel of the identical identify, with a screenplay penned by Villneueve and Jon Spaihts. Filming on Dune: Half Two started in July 2022 and, as confirmed by Chalamet, led to December of the identical yr. With simply six months to go till it sandworm-rides its approach into theaters globally, this is hoping its post-production group aren’t crunching too exhausting (if in any respect) for Dune 2 to satisfy its present launch date.
For extra Dune-based protection, learn how Villeneuve introduced Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel to life on the massive display. Alternatively, discover out if Dune made it onto our greatest HBO Max motion pictures listing.