Dune is one of the most important pieces of fiction in literature and also one of the pillars of the science fiction genre. For decades, the universe created by Frank Herbert has captivated the imagination of millions of readers, and it has become a huge franchise spawning iterations in almost every other medium; movies, TV series, video games, and more have gone back to Arrakis and the Dune universe for inspiration, and they have kept the intellectual property in the minds of audiences for a long time. Warner Bros. now released the second trailer for Dune: Part 2, one of their biggest releases of the year, which is quite impactful.
The first movie, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Jason Momoa, became a hit with critics and did a solid performance at the box office considering it was released right in the middle of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
So, there are a lot of expectations for this second part of the story to do even better at the box office after many people have discovered the first movie in streaming. Dune: Part 2 could actually experience something similar to what Across the Spider-Verse is experiencing right now.
The trailer is a fantastic display of visual effects, incredible performances, and a story that will surely resonate with many people worldwide. Dune tells a different kind of story, where the “main hero” actually fears becoming one because of the possibility of what absolute power could do to him and the people he loves.
Frank Herbert truly created something unique with Dune, and it seems like director Denis Villeneuve and his team of filmmakers are playing at their highest level when it comes to bringing this amazing story to the screen. No one else is doing epic sci-fi stories of this scale and quality.
The trailer also offers us a first glance at “The Emperor of the Known Universe,” played by the legendary Christopher Walken. It also confirms Villeneuve’s recent declarations, stating that the film will be a love story during a war. It seems that while there will be a lot of focus on the mysticism, politics, and science fiction elements, Villeneuve has decided to make it a romantic war film to reach a wider audience.
This might put fear into some book fans out there, but the trailer confirms that the balance between the elements seems correct. The film is written by Denis Villeneuve himself, alongside Jon Spaihts. Both of them were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars for their work on the first film.
Dune: Part 2 releases on November 3, 2023.