Dune director Denis Villeneuve reveals that he will never use post-credits scenes for his movies. Dune is the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel of the same name. This is the first installment in the planned trilogy. The movie has a star-studded cast Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, and Jason Momoa. The movie also has a brief appearance from Zandaya. Dune will finally arrive in theaters and HBO Max on October 22.
Denis Villeneuve’s View on Post Credits Scene
Villeneuve has previously directed Blade Runner 2049 in 2017. And recently he confirmed that the script for Dune: Part 2 is almost ready. Although Warner Bros, hasn’t greenlit the project, Denis Villeneuve said to Total Film last August that he is optimistic that Dune 2 will happen.
Currently, whether part 2 will happen or not depends on Dune’s success on HBO Max. Since the start of the pandemic, a movie’s success is measured by its success on streaming platforms. And since the movie ended with an interesting cliffhanger, fans will be highly eager to see what happens next.
When asked about whether he will use post-credits scenes in his movies, he refused to do so. In a recent interview with NME, he revealed how he never wants to use post-credits scenes for Dune. He says that he wants the movie to end with “a specific emotion” and he doesn’t want to ruin it with a post-credits scene. Here are his exact thoughts.
“I don’t like post-credits scenes. There is a very specific final emotion that I was looking for with the final frame [of ‘Dune’] and I don’t want to mess with that. So no, I don’t use post-credits scenes. I’ve never done that and I would never.”
Villeneuve’s Stance Opposite to Marvel
Villeneuve’s stance is completely opposite to Marvel, whose films are so popular for using mid/post-credits scenes to set the future project. However, the movie has a massive potential to become a bigger franchise. With more than 400 pages to take inspiration from, the Dune franchise can go in different directions. HBO Max has already ordered a spinoff series named Dune: Sisterhood.
Since Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff has slightly confirmed that Dune 2 will be happening, fans will surely get a sequel. However, it will be interesting to see how Villeneuve will go about expanding the Dune universe and how this sci-fi will inspire other projects.
Although the final details of the movie sequel and HBO Max series are still unknown, one thing’s for sure: the audience won’t stick around through the credits.