Christopher Walken is the emperor of the damn galaxy in trailer for Dune: Part Two


Warner Bros. Discovery just dropped a new trailer for Dune: Part Two. The first Dune movie covered the first half of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel about a struggle for supremacy on an inhospitable desert planet. The new movie will bring us home, as Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) avenges the death of his father Leto (Oscar Isaac) at the hands of the villainous Harkonnen family.

Dune is a tricky book to adapt; it’s very cerebral and idea-driven. Director Denis Villeneuve did a great job of including those aspects while still making things entertaining, and the trailer for Part Two looks pretty awesome. Have a watch below:

Long live the fighters! Ride those sandworms! I’m ready.

Dune: Part Two release date

The trailer also gives us closer looks at several key players and scenes from the new movie, including a fateful fight between Paul and Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, the loathsome scion of the Harkonnen family played by Austin Butler. And of course, there’s Christopher Walken as Shaddam IV, the emperor of the whole freaking galaxy; and Florence Pugh as his daughter Princess Irulan, who is wearing what looks like some very uncomfortable headgear.

Returning cast members include Josh Brolin as Atreides family retainer Gurney Halleck, Rebecca Ferguson as Paul’s mother Lady Jessica, Javier Bardem as Fremen leader Stilgar, and Zendaya as Paul’s love interest Chani, who will get a lot more play in the new movie.

As you can tell, the cast is stacked with hot Hollywood talent. Jason Momoa’s character Duncan Idaho may have died in the first movie, but bringing on Walken, Pugh and Butler guarantees that the star wattage continues to burn bright. These Dune movies are sci-fi blockbuster prestige vehicles, which you don’t see often.

Dune: Part Two comes out in theaters on November 3.

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