Dune is getting a sequel, as was confirmed by star Timothée Chalamet when he took to Twitter and Instagram to share the news.
— Timothée Chalamet (@RealChalamet) October 26, 2021
Posting the simple teaser image on both platforms, the production company Legendary extrapolated further where Chalamet did not.
This is only the beginning…
— Legendary (@Legendary) October 26, 2021
“This is only the beginning… Thank you to those who have experienced @dunemovie so far, and those who are going in the days and weeks ahead. We’re excited to continue the journey!” read the message from Legendary.
Director, producer, and co-screenwriter Denis Villeneuve will be returning for the sequel and, presumably, the conclusion of the trilogy.
The current worldwide box office for the flick sits at $223.2 million, even with a tepid domestic take ($40.1 million in Canada and the US) on opening weekend. Reviews have been generally positive from critics and the much more important audience scores, amassing 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, 8.3 on IMDB, and 8.2 on Metacritic.
According to Deadline, the sci-fi epic set a new record for Warner Bros. and HBO Max’s day and date release and was the career high-water mark for Villeneuve, surpassing the previous high of 2017’s inane Blade Runner 2049.
Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich said that the studio will release Dune: Part Two in October, 2023.