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“It doesn’t line up with the script”: Florence Pugh Reportedly Unhappy With Dune 2 Script, Begging Denis Villeneuve to Add Her Scenes in the Desert

Florence Pugh in Dune 2

Dune (2021) took the movie geeks by storm as the film managed to surpass the expectations of the movie fans as well as fans of the classic Frank Herbert book. Following the massive success that the film reigned in, it was the natural order of things to go for a sequel.

Florence Pugh is a new cast member joining the franchise and has shot her scenes for the sequel, Dune 2. There are, however, reports of discourse among them as the Don’t Worry Darling actress is not satisfied with her scenes.

Florence Pugh will be in Dune 2.
Florence Pugh will be in Dune 2.

Florence Pugh Unhappy With Her Scenes in Dune 2

It was announced that Florence Pugh will be portraying the role of Princess Irulan. The Princess is the eldest daughter of the duplicitous 81st Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV and Anirul, a Bene Gesserit of Hidden Rank.

Florence Pugh and Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow (2019).
Florence Pugh and Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow (2019).

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In the books, she works as a de facto narrator and is important in the follow-up sequels in the storyline of the Dune universe. According to a statement issued by Timothée Chalamet, the Black Widow actress is reportedly unhappy with her scenes. She begged the director of the movie, Denis Villeneuve, to include more of her scenes in the desert but the scenes didn’t fit the script.

Timothée Chalamet also stated that although dissatisfied with her scenes, the actress is indeed remarkable and did a wonderful job portraying the role of Princess Irulan. Denis Villeneuve, the director of the first part of the movie seems to stick to the books for an honest adaptation that would impress the fans. The director apparently wants no compromise in terms of story or a change in the character arc of the Dune universe.

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Dune 2 Is Mainly Set In The Arrakis Desert

Dune (2021) was a classic hit among fans.
Dune (2021) was a classic hit among fans.

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Although the first part of the franchise was a hit with the audience, the fans complained about the one-man narrative that the story had to offer. With a heavy ensemble cast, the people watched the first part through the eyes of Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides. Reports have been heard about Denis Villeneuve changing the narrative by showcasing other characters’ sides of the story as well. The shooting of Dune 2 started as soon as the first part was released.

Following along the journey of Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides will be Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Dave Bautista, Rebbeca Furgerson, and, Stellan Skarsgård along with many others. Dune 2 is slated for a release on 17th November 2023, in theaters across the world.

Dune (2021) is currently available to stream on HBO Max in the US.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.