Get ready to revisit the arid world of Arrakis with the latest trailer for “Dune: Part Two”, which shows the long-awaited union of Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet) and Chani (played by Zendaya).
On Wednesday, the much-anticipated second chapter of the expansive science fiction film franchise, adapted from Frank Herbert’s renowned 1965 novel, was unveiled in the form of the first official preview. This satiated the audience’s desire for fresh “Dune” material following the release of the first film in October 2021.
Last week, at the CinemaCon event hosted by Warner Bros. Studios, Director Denis Villeneuve assured the viewers that “Dune: Part Two” would be an “epic war movie” with a lot more action, in contrast to the more introspective tone of the first film. Based on the trailer, his statements appear to be accurate.
In the trailer, Chalamet and Zendaya are depicted together, resuming their roles in the vast desert terrain of Arrakis. As they brace for an imminent conflict, they also grapple with their characters’ romantic feelings for each other.
“We really see Paul Atreides become a leader here,” Chalamet said at CinemaCon, after explaining that the first film saw his character more through the lens of a “student.”
The trailer offers a sneak peek of Atreides’ blue eyes, which result from his consumption of Spice, the planet’s most valuable resource that endows its user with supernatural abilities. Additionally, we witness glimpses of Atreides riding a colossal sandworm and sharing a romantic moment with Chani.
Numerous fresh faces are presented in the trailer as well.
Austin Butler, who is hairless and terrifying, appears in the role of Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, an uncompromising warlord contending with Glossu Rabban Harkonnen (played by Dave Bautista) for the position of Arrakis’ leader – reminiscent of a science fiction version of “Succession.”
Princess Irulan, portrayed by Florence Pugh, is also featured in the trailer. In the book, Irulan serves as a type of narrator, and in the film, she is depicted as the daughter of Emperor Shaddam IV (played by Christopher Walken), who holds dominion over the entire galaxy.
Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling, and Josh Brolin return to reprise their roles from the 2021 “Dune,” joining forces with new cast members Lea Seydoux, Tim Blake Nelson, and Souheila Yacoub in the upcoming film.
The theatrical release of “Dune: Part Two” is scheduled for November 3rd.