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‘Dune: Part 2’ is Already in the Works and Set to Release in 2023

Australians haven’t even had the chance to grab a choc-top from the candy bar, and a sequel for the newly released Dune film has been announced. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures confirmed today that Part 2 of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi movie is in the works.

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Premiering on Friday, the film based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel pocketed USD$40 million domestically in its opening weekend and grossed over USD$223 million globally. Fans will be pleased to know that the all-star cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Issac,  and Jason Momoa, are expected to return for more box office glory.

“I just received news from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with Dune: Part Two,” director Denis Villeneuve said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “It was a dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune, and I have the fans, the cast, and crew, Legendary and Warner Bros. to thank for supporting this dream. This is only the beginning.”

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Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

The chairman of Warner Bros. Picture Group, Toby Emmerich, stated the film is set to release in late 2023: “We are thrilled to continue on this journey with Denis and his cast and crew, and our partners at Legendary, and can’t wait to bring the next chapter of this epic tale to theatres in October 2023.”

Dune: Part 1 is scheduled to hit Australian theatres on December 2; Dune: Part 2 has been set for an October 20, 2023, release date.

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