Dune 2: a huge American actor joins the cast

“Dune 2” will arrive in theaters in October 2023, and its cast is already giving some chills. In addition to Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and the actors already present in “Dune”, new ones have arrived, including a true Hollywood legend in a major role.

Dunes 2the adventure goes on

With Dunes, released in September 2021, Denis Villeneuve does double duty. On the one hand, it confirms all the great good that we thought of him and his works of science fiction. After First contact and blade runner 2049two successes, he indeed goes to the next level with his very successful adaptation from the famous novel by Frank Herbert. On the other hand, it finally opens the way for a cinematographic development of the universe Dunesafter the anomaly proposed by David Lynch in 1985.

Dunes ©Warner Bros.

With $400 million in worldwide box office receipts, audiences won over and Warner studios satisfied with the result, 6 Oscars pocketed, Dunes is a success on all counts. The formalization of a second film is therefore quick, and since then a fabulous cast has been built for Dunes 2.

Christopher Walken joins the cast in a major role

As revealed by Deadlineit is the Oscar-winning actor for his role in Journey to the End of HellChristopher Walken, who joins the cast of Dunes 2 in a very important role, that of The emperor. If he is absent on the screen of the first film, his role is already crucial, since it is he who sends Leto Atreides to Arrakis, knowingly triggering the conflict with House Harkonnen. The role of Christopher Walken is that of Shaddam Corrino IVat the head of the House in power in this part of Dunes, and thus Emperor of the Known Universe.

Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken ©Abaca

He is one of the newcomers, including Florence Pugh and Austin Butler. Florence Pugh will play the role of Irula, who is none other than Shaddam’s daughter Corrino IV. We can’t wait to see this pair on screen. After a first confrontation between the Atreides and the Harkonnens, the latter led by the terrible Baron Vladimir (Stellan Skarsgård), Dunes 2 will focus on House Corrino, thus expanding the number of protagonists, just to raise the level even further.

And given Christopher Walken’s pedigree, there’s no doubt he’ll rise to the occasion and deliver. a memorable performance.

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