The primary action-packed trailer for Dune: Half 2 is lastly right here


Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya are again for Dune: Half 2.

We have been ready to catch a glimpse of Dune: Half 2, the second a part of Denis Villeneuve’s visually gorgeous, bold adaption of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel. Warner Bros. dropped the primary official trailer right this moment, that includes Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides using a sandworm to win the respect of the Fremen, in addition to the introduction of the nefarious new villain from Home Harkonnen.

(Some spoilers for Dune: Half 1 under.)

As we have reported beforehand (additionally right here and right here), Herbert’s novel Dune is about within the distant future and follows the fortunes of varied noble homes in what quantities to a feudal interstellar society. A lot of the motion takes place on the planet Arrakis, the place the economic system is pushed largely by a uncommon, life-extending drug referred to as melange (“the spice”). Melange additionally conveys a type of prescience and makes faster-than-light journey sensible. There’s betrayal, a prophecy regarding a messianic determine, large sandworms, and battle upon battle, as protagonist Paul Atreides (a duke’s son) contends with rival Home Harkonnen and strives to defeat the forces of Shaddam IV, Emperor of the Recognized Universe.

Dune is notoriously troublesome to adapt—as David Lynch found when he directed his critically panned 1984 movie adaptation—however Villeneuve discovered the trick was to separate the novel in half. The first movie coated occasions within the first half of the novel, and Dune: Half 2 covers occasions within the second half. However Half 2 wasn’t robotically assured; it trusted how nicely the primary movie carried out, and Dune: Half 1 had the misfortune to run headlong into the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a number of delays in its launch date. Villeneuve wrote an op-ed for Selection, sharply criticizing the studio’s determination to launch Half 1 concurrently in theaters and on HBO Max (for a 31-day interval), predicting this might consequence within the movie underperforming on the field workplace (“piracy will finally triumph”), resulting in a cancellation of the deliberate sequel.

Regardless of the stacked odds, Half 1 grossed over $400 million globally towards a $165 million funds, earned crucial acclaim (you possibly can learn the largely optimistic Ars assessment right here), and snagged 10 Oscar nominations, together with for Finest Image. It received six Oscars: Finest Sound, Unique Rating, Movie Enhancing, Manufacturing Design, Visible Results, and Cinematography. So naturally, Warner Bros. greenlit the sequel.

Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides:
Enlarge / Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides: “Might thy knife chip and shatter.”

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Half 1‘s finale left Paul and his mom, Woman Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) presumed lifeless within the harsh desert of Arrakis, having fled their house when Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) betrayed the household and killed Paul’s father, Leto (Oscar Isaac). They had been taken in by the Fremen, the planet’s native inhabitants, who embody Chani (Zendaya) a woman who had been showing in Paul’s goals/visions.

All of the surviving rules from Half 1 reprise their roles in Half 2: Chalamet, Zendaya, Ferguson, Skarsgård, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling because the Reverend Mom Mohiam, and Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat. New forged members embody Christopher Walken as Shaddam IV, emperor of Home Corrine; Florence Pugh as his daughter, Princess Irulan; Austin Butler as Harkonnen’s youthful nephew, Feyd-Rautha, presumed inheritor on Arrakis; Lea Seydoux as Woman Margot, a Bene Gesserit who’s tight with the Emperor; and Souheila Yacoub as a Fremen warrior named Shishakli.

Per the official premise:

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 selection between the love of his life and the destiny of the recognized universe, he endeavors to stop a horrible future solely he can foresee.

Selection just lately unveiled an unique sneak peek at Half 2, coinciding with an unique exhibiting of the complete trailer throughout Cinemacon in Las Vegas. (It was not launched to the general public till right this moment.) Villeneuve described Half 2 as “an action-packed, epic conflict film,” extra dense and fewer contemplative than Half 1, and your complete movie was shot in IMAX (in comparison with 40 p.c of the primary movie).

Austin Butler joins the cast as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, younger nephew to Baron Harkonnen.
Enlarge / Austin Butler joins the forged as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, youthful nephew to Baron Harkonnen.

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We barely noticed Zendaya’s Chani in Half 1, so it is good to see her getting much more display time within the trailer, as her romance with Paul blooms. It seems to be like there’s some pressure brewing between Paul and Woman Jessica (now sporting facial tattoos), and we see Pugh’s Princess Irulan speculate that maybe this isn’t the tip of Home Atreides since there’s an opportunity Paul may nonetheless be alive—which after all he’s. There’s additionally a fiery scene that simply could be Harkonnen’s forces burning Caladan, the homeworld of Home Atreides.

Whereas Paul was younger and nonetheless very a lot a pupil within the first movie, in Half 2, he’s now nicely on his option to changing into Muad’Dib, prophet of the Fremen. The plain spotlight of the trailer is the sequence exhibiting Paul’s first experience on a sandworm—principally waterskiing throughout the sand, in defiance of Stilgar’s recommendation to maintain issues easy and keep away from fancy strikes. It is a main ceremony of passage in Fremen tradition. In one other scene, he prepares for a crysknife battle with Butler’s Feyd-Rautha (“Might thy knife chip and shatter”), his eyes now the identical icy blue hue of the Fremen resulting from common spice consumption. The trailer ends with Paul acknowledging the cheers of 1000’s of Fremen.

Dune: Half 2 is slated to hit theaters on November 3, 2023.

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Itemizing picture by YouTube/Warner Bros.

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