Warner Bros’ latest science fiction Denis Villeneuve’s helmed Dune has officially touched the $100 million mark domestically, at the box office making it one of the most successful films of post-covid times, as the theatres were closed because of the Pandemic, which hit the film industry in a major way. Based on reports by Deadline earlier last week, Dune passed the $100 million mark bringing its total earnings as of now to a whopping $370 million, while these numbers do allow the film to take a spot in the list of the most earning movies at the box-office past the covid-pandemic era, it still cannot be called a success by the 54-year-old Oscar-winning filmmaker Villeneuve’s own standard and past record as he is known and popular among the mainstream media and audiences for directing brilliant films, which mostly perform exceptionally well on the box-office.
Starring big names from the US-based film industry like Aquaman star Jason Momoa, Spider-Man: No Way Home actress Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson, Dune storyline revolves around a young man by the name of Paul Atreides, who travels to a planet which is considered to be the most dangerous in the world, to protect the lives of his family and friends and ensure their future is saved, and in the journey, he realizes that there are evil forces trying to capture the planet in order to control all of its resources and he has to figure all this out and survive his way out. The epic science fiction is an adaption of the 1965’s Frmak Herbert’s novel by the same name and is also slated to receive a follow-up to continue its plot, on which the work has already started as previously confirmed by none other than Villeneuve himself. "It's fantastic news, but it's also kind of a burden. The good news is that a lot of the work has been done already regarding design, casting, locations and writing. So we're not starting from scratch. It's not a long period of time, but I will try to face that challenge because it's important for me that the audience sees Part Two as soon as possible. It's not a sequel where it's another episode or another story with the same characters. It actually has direct continuity to the first movie. It's the second part of the big huge movie that I'm trying to do. So the sooner the better,” the director said to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, explaining that because a lot of work on the Dune part two has already been completed so it won’t take too long to complete the left out aspects and he is doing his best to present the second in front of the fans and followers as soon as possible.
As far as the release date of Dune: Part Two is concerned, if everything goes well in regards to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the film being able to complete its production and filming on time as planned by Warner Bros. Studios and Villeneuve, it is currently set to debut in theatres in October of 2023, which means the fans could get a first look at the movie in form of a teaser or trailer as soon as the last quarter of next year.
The complete cast list of Dune includes Timothée Chalamet in the role of Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson in the role of Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaac in the role of Duke Leto Atreides, Josh Brolin in the role of Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård in the role of Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista in the role of Glossu Rabban, Stephen McKinley Henderson in the role of Thufir Hawat, Zendaya in the role of Chani, David Dastmalchian in the role of Piter De Vries, Chang Chen in the role of Dr. Wellington Yueh, Sharon Duncan-Brewster in the role of Dr. Liet-Kynes, Charlotte Rampling in the role of Gaius Helen Mohiam, Jason Momoa in the role of Duncan Idaho, and Javier Bardem in the role of Stilgar, leaving some most of these stars are also going to reprise their roles of the respective characters in order to take the fans once again to the Denis Villeneuve's Dune world.