“I would make blood sacrifices to see him go that far”: Fans Have 1 Final Request For Denis Villeneuve Despite His Wish To End With ‘Dune: Messiah’

Fans are adamant that Denis Villeneuve must continue to bring all the Dune novels to life.

“I would make blood sacrifices to see him go that far”: Fans Have 1 Final Request For Denis Villeneuve Despite His Wish To End With ‘Dune: Messiah’

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  • Denis Villeneuve hinted that he will end his association with the Dune series after making a 3rd and final film based on the novel Dune: Messiah.
  • Fans of the franchise and the director implored him to change his mind and continue his magic touch with the films.
  • Many netizens felt that Children of Dune would be a fitting finale to the series.
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The Dune series of novels is author Frank Herbert’s genius literary work that got a fitting cinematic adaptation through prolific director Denis Villeneuve. The first film that came out in 2021 was a blockbuster success that justified Herbert’s creation through spectacular visuals and stunning world building. Villeneuve’s Dune 2 therefore comes with the highest of expectations with fans eager to see the director’s magic touch again.

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Denis Villeneuve and Timothée Chalamet on the sets of Dune

While Herbert wrote a total of 6 novels in the Dune series, the Sicario filmmaker has only touched the tip of the iceberg with the second installment while revealing that he will bring the narrative a full circle with a 3rd and final film. Fans though, are now hoping that he will change his mind and continue developing on the franchise.

Fans Are Desperate to See Denis Villeneuve Take The Dune Franchise Forward

Already creating records before its release, Dune 2 directed by Denis Villeneuve comes with massive expectations after the stupendous success of the first film at the box office. The film will see Austin Butler and Florence Pugh joining Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in an ensemble cast that is sending fans into a frenzy.

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Villeneuve had earlier confirmed that a 3rd film in the Dune series is already in the works based on the novel Dune: Messiah by Frank Herbert. The Prisoners director also hinted that this will be the final film in the series despite Herbert writing a total of 6 novels. After having invested 10 years of his life to 2 films, Villeneuve believed that it was the right time to step away.

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Denis Villeneuve hinted at ending the Dune franchise after a 3rd and final filml

But fans of the franchise are not having any of it. Many netizens were desperate for Villeneuve to keep going on to adapt the remaining novels for the big screen. A lot of viewers took to social media to manifest this desire, and beseeched the director to take on one more significant narrative in the series.

A few others were still hopeful that Villeneuve will come around and change his mind about ending the films with Dune: Messiah. Other opinions pointed to Children of Dune as the fitting end to the series.

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With Villeneuve sending a ray of hope to fans by leaving the discussion about the 4th film open-ended, viewers will be hoping that the director’s passion for the Dune films will be his biggest motivation to continue.

Making Dune Was A Teenage Dream For Denis Villeneuve

It isn’t always that life grants people the opportunity to make their childhood dreams come true. Denis Villeneuve is one of the lucky ones who is living his dreams. The Canadian director created waves by adapting Dune, Frank Herbert’s complex novel of politics, ecology, and philosophy in a sci-fi world.

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Directing Dune was a teenaged dream for Denis Villeneuve

Villeneuve who was a teenager when he first read the books, was so enamored by the world that Herbert had created, that he manifested a time when he could visually capture its glory on screen. Speaking to Wired, the Sicario director said,

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“I read it when I was 13 or 14 years old. The first Dune book is a tremendous, powerful adventure of a young boy discovering a new world. It stayed with me through the years, haunted me. So, when people were saying, ‘Well, what would be your biggest dream?’ I would say, Dune.”

Villeneuve expressed his gratitude to the universe and fate for directing him towards his favorite story of all time and giving him the opportunity to visualize it on screen.

Dune is streaming on Netflix.

Dune 2 will release in theaters on March 15th, 2024.

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Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.