“Dune” is getting a sequel.😊
Legendary Entertainment announced that the movie would continue. Warner Bros. will help distribute it and also give money to make it happen. But Legendary is in charge of most of the making and owns the rights to the book series. The movie will have an exclusive theatrical run. It will be shown on HBO Max after on regular TV. The release date of the sequel is Oct. 20, 2023. People were mad when they found out that it would be shown in theaters and on regular TV at the same time in 2020, but this is what people are used to now because of pandemic season.😯
This is only the beginning…
Thank you to those who have experienced @dunemovie so far, and those who are going in the days and weeks ahead. We’re excited to continue the journey! pic.twitter.com/mZj68Hnm0A
— Legendary (@Legendary) October 26, 2021
The first part of the sci-fi epic opened to $41 million over its first weekend. That is the best opening for a film this year and shows that people want to see it on the big screen. The film has also done well overseas, making close to $225 million. This success is notable because before COVID-19 happened, people were not going to movies as much as they used to.
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The director always wanted to make a movie for the book “Dune.” That’s why he said it would be two parts. He had the words “Part 1” above the title in the opening scene.🙄
When CSU interviewed Villeneuve in Toronto, he said that he wanted to make two parts of the movie at the same time. But for several reasons, it didn’t happen. He agreed to do the first part and then see if people were enthusiastic about it before making more parts. He put all his passion into doing the first part because he thought that might be all there was. But he is optimistic about more parts happening later on too.
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There is still a lot to happen in the story. The movie “Dune: Part 1″ ends with Timothée Chalamet’s character, Paul Atreides. He is a Messianic figure in the series, and he seeks shelter from enemies in the desert. In “Dune: Part 2”, he will try to get revenge against noble families that killed his father, Duke Leto Atreides, and restore himself to power.
WarnerMedia leadership hinted at part two of the Dune movie in an interview with CSU. The second movie will be based on what Dune can do for WarnerMedia, including HBO Max.🤨
This story is so good that it will have a sequel. The production was really amazing, and the storytelling was really compelling. They won’t judge this on box office alone.
Last winter, the release of “Dune” was in danger because Warner Bros. released their entire 2021 slate on HBO Max at the same time that movies are shown in cinemas. Legendary threatened legal action, and Villeneuve criticized this decision, but now they have both calmed down, and so have other artists who were upset by Warner Bros.’s decision. Some movies that were not popular still made money after the movie studio gave them an agreement to share their profits. Warner Bros. promised to only show movies in theaters for 45 days, beginning in 2022.
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In “Dune’s” case, the two companies and Villeneuve had nice things to say when they announced a new Dune. Legendary said, “We would not have gotten this far without Denis’s vision and the hard work of his crew. Here is to more Dune!” Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich is happy to keep working with Denis and his team for a long time. They will work together until October 2023.🙌
The first “Dune” film has Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson. Villeneuve is the director of the film.
“It was my dream to adapt Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ into a movie,” he said. “I have the fans, the cast, and crew, Legendary and Warner Bros. to thank for supporting this dream.”
It is just the beginning.😊
Critics were mostly kind to Dune. Critics think it is good. The director of the film has done something that many directors did not do before: he made a movie about “Dune,” and it will be good, too. People thought that David Lynch’s 1984 film was bad, and he did not like it either.
Warner Bros. and Legendary have partnered together before. They made a movie about Godzilla and Kong that made lots of money.
There’s also plenty more “Dune” to be had beyond one follow-up. Herbert wrote several more novels set in the Dune-reverse, though subsequent books grow increasingly arcane and less reader-friendly.