Dune fans are ready to go back to Arrakis, stat—but first, the sequel production has some casting to do.
For fans, the news of Dune Part 2 coming in October 2023 is excellent. That means we will, for sure, see what happens next with Paul Atreides. For Dune Part 1 writer-director Denis Villeneuve, it’s great news too, but unlike the fans he has a bigger issue: actually making the movie in time.
Many critics praised Denis Villeneuve’s precise storytelling and sprawling scale of “Dune,” while others faulted it for being long, slow and ending just as the story was getting interesting.
His “Dune” film splits Frank Herbert’s seminal 1965 sci-fi novel in two parts, but Warner has yet to officially green-light the sequel, presumably waiting to gauge its performance with the public.
After being pushed a year from its initial premiere date in 2020, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune screened for an audience of critics at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.