He joins Black Widow‘s Florence Pugh, No Time to Die‘s Lea Seydoux, Elvis‘ Austin Butler, and the legendary Christopher Walken as new cast members joining the sequel. Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgård are among the actors returning from the first film.
Chalamet recently heaped praise upon his co-stars new and old, stating: “[Florence Pugh is] an incredible actor. She was incredible in Dune — seriously incredible.
“She brought a gravitas to the role. And I can’t believe my good fortune at this young age… between Taylor Russell in Bones and All and Zendaya in Dune. And Austin Butler’s in [Dune: Part Two] too.
“[Zendaya is] bringing exactly what she brought to the first one — which was incredible — but in greater abundance. And she’s really become a sister. I’m so grateful to count her as a partner and a sister and a friend.”
The premise of the second film is “the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.”
If that’s not enough Dune for you, HBO Max prequel series The Sisterhood has also started filming. Set around 10,000 years before the film, the series will delve into the origins of the group that later become known as the Bene Gesserit.
Dune: Part Two is expected to release in cinemas on November 3. Dune: The Sisterhood does not currently have a release date.