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Here’s Why We Think Dune 3 Is More Important Than Dune 2

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has been received well by the audience and the critics alike. Maybe that is why Warner Bros. wasted no time in announcing the film’s sequel. We all thought Denis would stop making two parts. However, looks like he is interested in extending the number to three. Dune is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel of the same name. Denis decided to divide the novel into two parts so that he could give enough screentime to the characters and do justice to them. Moreover, he didn’t want to go over the content with a time-bound movie. Therefore, we’ll have Dune 2 soon. But did you know it is believed that Dune 3 will be more important than Dune 2? Check it out:

Dune: directed by Denis Villeneuve
Dune: directed by Denis Villeneuve

Here’s Why We Think Dune 3 Is More Important Than Dune 2

Dune 2 will explore Paul Atreides' establishment as the Emperor
Dune 2 will explore Paul Atreides’ establishment as the Emperor

Dune explored the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man. He was unaware of how great his destiny was. It was beyond his imagination. However, he was supposed to travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to determine the future of his family and people. Timothée Chalamet gave life to the character of Paul in the movie. So, in a way, the first part, or we can say the first half of the novel is about Paul’s awakening and him realizing the responsibilities that bestow upon him.

While looking at the promotional content of the movie, almost all of us were excited to see Zendaya ruling the show. However, when the movie was released we could only see her for like 10 minutes, mainly in the dream sequences. She was helping Paul and guiding him. However, Denis confirmed that Zendaya’s role as Chani would take the centre stage in Dune 2. But the sequel will also see Paul’s rise to become the emperor of the Known Universe.

Dune 3 will be based on Dune: Messiah says Denis Villeneuve
Dune 3 will be based on Dune: Messiah, says Denis Villeneuve

But what after Paul becomes the emperor? Does the world end? No, after that there’s a message Frank Herbert wanted all of his readers to take away from his novel. That message was imbibed in Dune: Messiah. This was Frank’s second novel in the series of his six Dune novels. What was it about? And, what message did Frank Herbert want his readers to learn?

Dune: Messiah And The Message

Dune: Messiah by Frank Herbert
Dune: Messiah by Frank Herbert

After the first novel Frank Herbert wrote wherein we are introduced to Paul and later how he becomes the emperor, he went on publishing another- Dune: Messiah. This novel had the message Frank wanted his readers to learn. It tells us about what happens to Paul after he becomes the emperor. It is here that where repercussions of Emperor Paul’s actions are deeply explored.

The novel explores what he does as a ruler. Paul accepts the role of the Messiah to the Fremen. He unleashed a jihad that conquered most of the Known Universe. He is the most powerful emperor to be known. However, he is powerless to stop the lethal excesses of the religious juggernaut he has created. So, in the book, we see this is how Paul gets disillusioned by power. Dune 3 will be made on similar grounds, exploring Paul’s actions and their repercussions. Frank himself reveals that Dune is meant to warn people not to blindly follow charismatic leaders and messianic figures. Even the most deserving, righteous, and selfless figures can make decisions that can’t be undone and have severe results.

Frank Herbert revealed Dune was a warning about not blindly following powerful figures
Frank Herbert revealed Dune was a warning about not blindly following powerful figures

This is the perfect example of how power blinds and corrupts people. Therefore, we believe Dune 3 will be more important than the second installment. The first two might be interesting as we the rise and establishment of Paul Atreides. But Dune 3 unleashes the truth of power and how it can be deceiving.