Dune Part 2 Reivew: Plot, Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Budget and Runtime

Dune Part 2 Story:

The Dune Cinematic Universe is based on one of the greatest science fiction novels of all times written by Frank Herbert in 1965 named Dune. The plot of the Dune movie series and the novel is set up in a world hundreds of thousands of years in the future and yet inscribes many modern and ancient concepts, beliefs and diversity.

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With the release of the international blockbuster Dune : Part 1 in 2021 which grossed over 400+ million dollars, the director Denis Villeneuve announced a sequel Dune : Part 2 which was greenlit production just in a week of release of the first part. The two parts will be covering the complete Dune Novel in the Dune Book series by Frank Herbert.

Dune : Part 1 introduced the viewers to a completely unique and aesthetic world where humans have succeeded and discarded machines and artificial intelligence. The universe can now be travelled at unimaginable speeds and Humanity has exceeded its physical and mental prowess. The concept of Humanity’s thirst for power and desire to control is depicted in the first part where Lords and Dukes own planets and inter-planetary travels.

Dune Part 2 Reivew

The story revolves around the great noble house of Atreides and the planet Arrakis which is the only home of the most valuable substance in the universe known as Melange. The story further unfolds further focusing on the heir of house Atreides and son of the Duke Leto, Paul Atreides as he witness his family and house getting slaughtered and his meeting and further affiliation with the inhabitants of Arrakis known as Fremen.

Dune Part 2 will continue the story of Paul Atreides as he deals with his title of The Prophet and his ability to see multiple future possibilities. Paul Atreides will plan his revenge on those who demolished his noble house and align with the Fremen.

The story also establishes the Fremen Chani as a love interest for Paul and the support and reason of his rise towards becoming the ruler of the Fremen. Paul then instigates his plot to overthrow Emperor Shaddam and ultimately gains control over the planet Arrakis. According to the novel, Paul ultimately marries Shaddam’s daughter princess Irulan as his consort and Chani as his legal concubine. The movie will also include a conflict between the planned successor of house Harkonnen, Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen and Paul.

Dune Part 2 Release Date in India:

The release date of Dune : Part 2 in theatres internationally is set as 1 March 2024. The release was originally planned in October 2023 and then moved up to November 2023 and then was pushed forward to March 2024 due to actor’s strike. Dune : Part 2 will be released in India on 15 March 2024.

Dune Part 2 Trailer

The trailer for Dune : Part 2 was released on the Youtube channel of Warner Bros and Legendary Studios in the following order-

Trailer 1 – May 3, 2023

Trailer 2 – June 29, 2023

Trailer 3 – December 21, 2023 – Final Trailer

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The trailers give us a glimpse of the mythical Sandworms and Paul’s ride on the tip of one of the sandwormsand the upcoming war as well as establishment of romance between Paul and Chani and Paul’s affection towards the Fremen which eventually leads to him ruling over them. Fans are excited to see Florence Pugh’s Princess Irulan and Austin Butler’s Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen. The musical score of Dune : Part Two is set by Hans Zimmer. This part will be concentrating on action, war, thriller, adventure and violence.

Dune Part 2 Cast:

Timothée ChalametPaul Atreides

ZendayaFremen Chani

Rebecca FergusonLady Jessica

Josh BrolinGarney Halleck

Austin ButlerFeyd-Rautha Harkonnen

Florence PughPrincess Irulan

Dave BautistaGlossu Rabban Harkonnen

Javier BardemStilgar

Stellan Skarsgård – The Baron

Christopher Walken – Emperor Shaddam IV

Léa Seydoux – Lady Margot Fenring

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Dune Part 2 Budget:

Dune Part 2 is reported to have a budget of $ 120 to 122 Million Dollars. Dune : Part 1 had a budget of 165 Million Dollars. Part 2 will focus more on war and conflict over the control of Melange and the planet of Arrakis. We can also see Paul riding a Sandworm in the trailer and scenes where he can be deemed as a ruler over the Fremen. Part 2 will be an Action packed film where we will witness the pure violence of the Harkonnens. Austin Butler’s Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen is said to be a very important character and will play a vital conflicting role unlike the Novel’s storyline.

Dune Part 2 Runtime:

Dune : Part 2 will have a runtime of 2 hours and 46 minutes. Dune : Part 1 had a runtime of 2 hours and 35 minutes which makes Part 2 longer by 11 minutes. The Part is rated as PG – 13 and is the most anticipated film of 2024 according to IMDb.

Dune Part 2 Reivew

Dune Part 3 Expected Release:

Denis Villeneuve had already stated his plans regarding the future of Dune movie series. He plans to make it into a trilogy by releasing a Part 3 which will cover Dune : Messiah novel by Frank Herbert written in 1969. Dune : Part 3 is already scripted and greenlight for production is awaited according to Denis Villeneuve. The Story of Part 3 will include the attempts of overthrowing Paul Atreides as the ruler of Arrakis and the following war by the powers across the universe.

Denis Villeneuve also plans to launch a television series adapting sequels of the Dune Novel series. However, the return of actors for the Series is not confirmed. The director also stated that he plans to make the Dune Movie Series like a Star Wars series but for adults. Part two was already called Denis Villeneuve’s The Empire Strikes Back by the renowned director Christopher Nolan during the IMAX screening if Tenet and the sneak peak of Dune : Part Two.

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