Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet have been dominating Hollywood as the duo of Paul and Chani in the Dune franchise. Zendaya has been part of some of the biggest franchises and her range is not something that any fan takes lightly. From darker themes to light-hearted shows, she has done it all. Denis Villeneuve’s Dune especially stands out in her filmography because of the scaling and cultural importance that the film has.
In the latest update regarding the franchise, things may take quite a turn for the actress and her unfolding career. It could perhaps even make her schedule even busier than before. Regardless, any future plans that she had with Tom Holland’s franchise might just be put on hold.
Zendaya’s Dune Might Get A Third Film
Denis Villeneuve recently confirmed that if it were up to him, a third movie of the Dune franchise would certainly be in the works. According to the director, there is a lot that is left to explore and he would not mind working on uncharted territory as well. Based on Frank Herbert’s novels, there is a lot of untold story still left.
“If I succeed in making a trilogy, that would be the dream.”
One goal that Villeneuve has is to create an entire trilogy. He confirmed that his ideology is similar to that of the writer when it comes to his perspective of Paul as a character. However, if the response of the second film is just as positive as the first, then it would be more certain for a third movie to be in the works. This could jeopardize the schedule that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man franchise is yet to create. Since the movie is yet to make any progress, there is little certainty about the same. On the other hand, the box office response to the Dune sequel could make the idea of a third film concrete.
Zendaya‘s schedule could get much busier from here on out and things could become shaky when it comes to filming Spider-Man 4. Since the movie has been confirmed, it is only a matter of time before a proper date of commencement is also announced. However, taking into regard the SAG-AFTRA strikes, that could be a long while.
Denis Villeneuve Has A Similar Vision To Dune Writer
Denis Villeneuve pointed out as to how the third book only came into being because people never understood that Paul was not the hero. Frank Herbert wanted to show the reality behind the people’s much-loved character so he created another book.
“Dune Messiah was written in reaction to the fact that people perceived Paul Atreides as a hero,” Villeneuve added. “Which is not what he wanted to do. My adaptation [of Dune] is closer to his idea that it’s actually a warning.”
The director has a similar concept when it comes to Paul Atreides and so if worse comes to worst, he would not hesitate in antagonizing Timothee Chalamet’s character.
Dune: Part 2 will be available to watch in theatres from 3rd November 2023.