Dune 3: Denis Villeneuve Has a Promising Update for the Sequel After Confirming He Won’t Rush the Movie to Compromise on Quality

Dune: Part Three Script Underway by Denis Villeneuve

Dune 3: Denis Villeneuve Has a Promising Update for the Sequel After Confirming He Won’t Rush the Movie to Compromise on Quality

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  • Denis Villeneuve proved his doubters wrong as he successfully adapted Frank Herbert's novel into a thriving sci-fi franchise.
  • Denis Villeneuve has already started working on the script of Dune: Part Three.
  • Dune: Part Two is set to be the first film since October 2023 to have a box office opening of above $50 million.
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Denis Villeneuve is the modern movie marvel, and with all the success surrounding his sci-fi franchise, Dune, featuring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Florence Pugh, and many big nameshe has become one of the greatest filmmakers of Hollywood. He has created a timeless cinematic masterpiece, and in its own way, the filmmaker has Midas’ touch.

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Timothée Chalamet in Dune: Part Two
Timothée Chalamet in Dune: Part Two

Villeneuve is the hottest name in Hollywood at the moment as he is all set to return with Dune: Part Two, which already looks like a massive blockbuster prior to its release. Every movie connoisseur is excited to see the film in the theatres, but the excitement does not end there as Denis Villeneuve has exhilarating news to share with the fans of the sci-fi franchise.

Denis Villeneuve Has Already Started Working on Dune 3

When Dune was first announced, many people believed that the film would be a flop as the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name would be too complex. However, that was not the case for Denis Villeneuve as he laughed at the face of his critics when the franchise kicked off with a massive success. Moreover, the sequel is going to share the same fate as the projected numbers have raised the expectations.

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Denis Villeneuve and Zendaya on the sets of Dune
Denis Villeneuve and Zendaya on the sets of Dune

However, the excitement does not end with Dune: Part Two as Denis Villeneuve shared that he has already started working on Dune: Part Three. During an exclusive interview with ANC 24/7, the cast explained what fans can expect from their characters and the plot of the film. The interviewer asked Denis Villeneuve, “If Dune: Part Three or the script already in the work?”

Denis Villeneuve answered,

Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck in Dune

“Thank you for your enthusiasm because the way the people will receive the movie give us the energy to move back to the desert, which is not easy to do. And let’s say that I am writing right now. We are writing, and the script will be ready, then we will go back to shooting, but that might take a while.”

The sequel, which is rumored to be titled Dune: Messiah, has already gained immense attention from the fans on social media, and they can not believe the news. But more importantly, Dune: Part Two is set to be the first film, which is set to be the first $50 million opener since October 2023.

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Dune: Part Two is Set To Be The First Film To Be a $50 Million Opener Since October 2023

Dune: Part Two has sent shockwaves around the world as the sequel has created immense hype, and as per reports, the production budget of the film stands at a massive $190 million. While the budget of the film seems to be insanely high initial reviews of the film have given high hopes to the franchise that it will not only recover the humongous budget but also be a smash hit at the box office.

A still from Dune: Part Two
A still from Dune: Part Two

Needless to say, the early reviews of Dune: Part Two have played a crucial role in the immense anticipation for the film. As per Variety, the film is set to stack big numbers at the box office, and it is forecasted that the sequel is going to gross at least $60-$80 million at the domestic box office, but some suggest that the film might gross $90 million as well. 

The sequel is set to become the first movie to open at more than $50 million since the release of Five Nights at Freddy’s in October 2023. The franchise is going to leave an indelible mark in the minds of the viewers as the promotion for the film is absolutely phenomenal.

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Dune: Part Two is set to release in theatres on 1 March 2024.

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Tushar Auddy, Junior Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.