November 30, 2023

Final week, Warner Bros. Footage introduced that Dune: Half Two was being delayed from this November to March 15, 2024, as a result of Hollywood strikes. Followers of director Denis Villeneuve’s grand tackle Frank Herbert’s vaunted science-fiction saga have been understandably dissatisfied, however a couple of days later, they acquired some excellent news. In an interview with Empire, Villeneuve shared new particulars about his plans for a possible Dune: Half Three.

It’s value noting that Warner Bros. has but to formally greenlight a 3rd Dune film on the time of writing. Presumably, its manufacturing will hinge on the success or failure of Dune: Half Two. The primary Dune generated $400 million on the international field workplace regardless of being launched on the top of the COVID-19 pandemic and streaming concurrently on HBO Max. Warner Bros. clearly has considerably increased expectations for the sequel, which is why the studio is prepared to attend till its litany of stars can promote Dune: Half Two earlier than placing it in theaters.

So what occurs if Dune: Half Two is a success?

“If I achieve making a trilogy, that might be the dream,” Villeneuve informed Empire in an interview for a current cowl story. He confirmed that he desires to adapt Dune Messiah for the third film, which was the second of six Dune books writer Frank Herbert wrote.

Dune Messiah was written in response to the truth that individuals perceived Paul Atreides as a hero,” the director defined. “Which isn’t what he wished to do. My adaptation [of Dune] is nearer to his concept that it’s really a warning.”

Villeneuve additionally indicated {that a} third Dune film — if it will get made — can be his final, as “the books turn into extra… esoteric” after Dune Messiah.

As irritating because the Dune: Half Two delay may be for followers, it’s additionally doubtless the best transfer. The sequel’s field workplace returns have to blow previous these of the primary film, and having stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Florence Pugh making the rounds on discuss exhibits, press excursions, YouTube movies, and extra will give it a big enhance. This delay might properly find yourself being the distinction between Warner Bros. ending the franchise or giving Villeneuve one other shot.

As for Half Three, whereas there are not any ensures Warner Bros. will fund it, Villeneuve is assured sufficient that he has already put “phrases on paper.”