Zendaya Secures Another Potential Multi-Billion Dollar Franchise That Could Dethrone $29B MCU? Denis Villeneuve Gives Major Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Dune’ Update

Zendaya Secures Another Potential Multi-Billion Dollar Franchise That Could Dethrone $29B MCU? Denis Villeneuve Gives Major Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Dune’ Update
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Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel Dune got its cinematic debut in 2021 when Denis Villeneuve adapted it into a blockbuster film starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya. The film was hailed by audiences and critics for its adherence to the original narrative as well as its technical prowess, making the hype for its sequel even bigger.

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A still from Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

While Dune 2 is one of the keenly anticipated films, Villeneuve dangled an even bigger carrot in front of fans when he spoke about the possibility of creating a trilogy out of the narrative. Following the director’s revelation, many fans and Dune loyalists took to social media to express their opinions on the news.

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Denis Villeneuve Talks About A Dune Trilogy

After the massive success of Dune, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune 2 which is set to release in March 2024, is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The Zendaya-Timothee Chalamet starrer is already getting a great deal of hype on social media. Villeneuve now looks to be raising the bar further with the announcement that Dune 3 could be in the works soon. Speaking of his desire to see his dream come to fruition, the director said,

“There are words on paper. If I succeed in making a trilogy, that would be the dream.”

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Dune director Denis Villeneuve

Following this exciting announcement, netizens and fans took to social media to express their excitement about the possibility of a Dune trilogy and even compared it to some of the greatest trilogies that have been produced in Hollywood. Others though, were cautious about the news and hoped to see Dune 2 do well before considering a 3rd film.

With Denis Villeneuve tempting audiences with a potential Dune 3, the expectations for Dune 2 to reach the cinematic heights of the first film are now expectedly high.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Expectations for Dune 2

When Denis Villeneuve took up the mammoth task of adapting Frank Herbert’s sprawling and complex novel, there was a worry that he would struggle to incorporate the vast nature of the narrative into one single film. But the director made the smart move of creating a second part and allowing the story to breathe easier through 2 films. Dune 2 is set to release in November and Villeneuve couldn’t be more happy and excited. The Blade 2049 filmmaker said,

“The movie is alive! Part One was like the promise of something, but Part Two delivers on that. I’m exhausted, but a happy director.”

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Denis Villeneuve and Zendaya on the sets of Dune 2

Villeneuve also elaborated that Dune 2 will feature a more intimate development of the relationship between Timothee Chalamet’s character Paul and Zendaya’s character Chani, which is said to be one of the significant features of the film.

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Dune 2 has seen a slight delay in release date and might be released on March 14, 2023.

Also Read: “I think it’s a masterpiece”: Dune 2 Director Denis Villeneuve Reveals His Favorite Christopher Nolan Movie Ahead of Oppenheimer Release

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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.