Denis Villeneuve confirms Zendaya’s big role in Dune: Part 2
After playing a minor role in Dune, Denis Villeneuve promises Zendaya’s Chani will play a starring role in the upcoming sequel.
Out of the impressive ensemble, it looks like Zendaya’s Chani will be in the spotlight in Dune: part twoas director Denis Villeneuve promises his role will be prominent in the upcoming sequel.
In the last year Dunes, Chani, a young woman who is part of the native Arrakis desert tribe known as the Fremen, is briefly shown in visions of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) throughout the story. Once Paul and his mother Bene Gesserit Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) reach the deep desert and meet Chani, Paul insists on joining her and the rest of the Fremen to fulfill his father’s wishes to build an alliance and bring peace to Arrakis.
While her character is definitely an intriguing aspect in the first film despite her brief appearances, especially when it comes to Paul’s journey, Villeneuve now promises fans will see a lot more of Chani in the movie. Dunes sequel, which will cover the second half of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed 1965 novel. she will have a predominant role,” Villeneuve confirmed to Variety. “We will follow Timothy [Chalamet] and Zendaya on their desert adventures. That’s what got me most excited about returning to Arrakis is spending time with these characters again. Bautista) in more depth.
Although it was never officially greenlit by Warner Bros. until after Dunesthe theatrical release of, Dune: part two is now set to roll its cameras in July, as pre-production is well underway. With recent casting news as Florence Pugh and Austin Butler filling the roles of Princess Irulan Corrino, the eldest daughter of Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, and the ruthless Harkonnen Feyd-Rautha, the sequel is shaping up to be a movie yet. more epic than its predecessor. for it seems to conclude Herbert’s first novel in spectacular fashion.
Even though Villeneuve is currently focused on following and continuing the stories of Chani and Paul, it’s hard not to look at what he was able to achieve with Dunes and the success the film received both financially and critically. Besides grossing over $400 million at the global box office since its release last October, which is particularly impressive in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dunes also earned 10 Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture.
Dune: part two is set to hit theaters on October 20, 2023.
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