Dune Part 2 to start filming in July 2022, producer confirms
The sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction epic, Dune, will begin filming in July 2022, confirmed a producer of the project.
As first reported by The Film Stage’s Josh enciasDune: Part Two producer Mary Parent revealed during a recent question-and-answer event with the Screen Actors Guild that filming for the planned follow-up film will begin on July 18, 2022.
The news comes just a few weeks after Dune: the second part has been given the green light by Warner Bros. following the impressive box office performance of Part One. Since its release in October, Villeneuve’s first installment has grossed over $ 330 million worldwide.
The sequel is expected to arrive in October 2023.
The producer of #Dune Part 2 has just revealed that he will start filming on July 18, 2022. pic.twitter.com/Ul21wYIvJsNovember 7, 2021
Along with its promising financial returns, Dune has also received a generally positive critical reception, with praise heaped on Villeneuve’s faithful translation of the breadth and complexity of Frank Herbert’s original story.
The main issue, however, for critics and audiences alike, has been Dune’s lack of purpose and its over-reliance on a follow-up movie. We echoed this sentiment in our own opinion from the movie:
“Dune strives to do justice to his source material, and he does so with aplomb. If Dune: Part Two is just as faithful, there’s every chance that Villeneuve’s adaptation, like Herbert’s book, could become the director’s seminal work of art. Unless that second movie gets the nod, however, Dune feels a bit incomplete.
With part two confirmed and a shooting date set, so we’re excited to see how Villeneuve handles the most exciting – but arguably more difficult – parts of Herbert’s novel.
What can we expect from Dune: Part Two?
Spoilers follow for Frank Herbert’s novel Dune.
For those unfamiliar with the source material, the events of Dune: Part Two will be a mystery until October 2023.
Generally speaking, however, the sequel will follow the current Duke Paul Atreides as he integrates with the Fremen and begins his journey to become the Messianic Muad’dib – while also trying to prevent the violent future he finds himself in. witnessed in her dreams.
Villeneuve cleverly poses clues on the Events of Dune: Part Two using Paul’s visions throughout the first film, with several sequences – the Battle of the Desert, for example – teasing the most action-packed moments in Herbert’s history.
The director not only uses these (perhaps too frequent) dream scenes as a narrative tool throughout the film – proof of Paul’s role as Muad’dib – but also as a way to tease Dune’s sequel, as if they were like breadcrumbs leading to an even better follow-up movie.
Those who are disappointed with Dune’s abrupt ending and lack of dramatic tension should therefore rest assured that Dune: Part Two is ready to deliver on the promise of Hertbert’s Game of Thrones-level plot and Star-level action. Wars.
“This is just the beginning,” Chani tells us at the end of Dune – let’s hope she’s right.