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This is how “Dune 2” continues – cinema news

In “Dune” only about half of the sci-fi classic “The Desert Planet” by Frank Herbert is told. So it’s pretty clear how it will continue in a possible “Dune: Part 2”. And now Dune: Part Two has finally been announced…

Dune is an absolutely stunning two and a half hour audiovisual experience at the cinema, but then ends on a relatively open note. The reason for this is simple: From the start, director Denis Villeneuve based his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic “Der Wüstenplanet” on two films and even made this dichotomy a condition. So “Dune: Part One” ends about halfway through Frank Herbert’s book, which is why it’s relatively easy to say how it will continue.

Attention, of course there are spoilers for the book template and possible spoilers for “Dune 2”!

“Dune 2”: Life among the Fremen

The book also follows the destruction of House Atreides by the Harkonnen and the Sardaukar, the death of Duke Leto (played by Oscar Isaac in the film) and the escape of Paul (Timothee Chalamet) and his mother Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) into the desert , where they meet the Fremen around Stilgar (Javier Bardem) and Chani (Zendaya). And the ritual knife duel between Paul and Jamis (Babs Olusanmokun) is also in the template.

A second ritual used by Paul and Jessica to win the respect of the Fremen is absent from the first Dune film, but will certainly play an important role in the second film: Jessica drinks the poisonous water of life and becomes a Reverend Mother of the Fremena kind of spiritual leader.

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Then there is a time jump in the book, which is likely to be different in the film adaptation. Because by splitting it into two films, Villeneuve has the time to narrate the life of the Atreides among the Fremen in a sensible way (this part is one of the biggest weaknesses in David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation because it is completely hasty).

For example, Villeneuve could show how Paul’s sister Alia is born, who has already gained consciousness through the water of life in her mother’s womb and therefore has extraordinary powers. A baby with blue Spice eyes was seen in a vision in the first film and Jessica’s pregnancy was also discussed there.

In addition, the beginning of the love affair between Paul and Chani and the birth of their first child, Leto II, fall within the time jump in the book. That will certainly be different in “Dune 2”.

“Dune 2”: Paul’s revenge

After the time warp, the story resumes in the original book as Paul’s supernatural, prophetic powers finally manifest, where constant contact with the spice plays a major role. And as the visions in “Dune” hint at, he is growing, albeit reluctantly, into his role as leader and prophesied savior of the Fremen.

So, in Dune: Part 2, Paul might learn to ride the giant sandworms of Arrakis. We saw that briefly in one of the last shots of Dune. While we don’t want to reveal too much about the (possible) finale of Dune 2, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Paul obviously wants revenge for the death of his father and the destruction of his home – and that the worms and the Fremen play an important role in the process Role-play.

If you’re dying to know how the story ends and don’t want any spoilers, check out the video embedded at the top and bottom of this paragraph to learn more about the plot. In it, video producer Sebastian tells you exactly what is happening – and even a little bit about how it could continue in a possible “Dune 3”:

“Dune: Part 2” announced

So the plot of “Dune 2” is already predetermined in a way, like the path of Paul. And the sequel already hinted at in the opening credits of the first part has also proven to be prophetic: “Dune: Part 1” is the name of the first film there, and it is now clear: “Dune: Part 2” is coming. The sequel was officially announced on October 26, 2021.

Dune 2“ will be released in German cinemas on October 19, 2023. Filming must therefore begin by autumn 2022 at the latest, which is why we can look forward to initial information about the cast and the plot of the sequel soon.

“Dune” in the podcast

You just got out of the cinema and are still completely floored by “Dune”? Then the new episode of our podcast “Human Love” could be just the thing for you, in which presenter Sebastian and his guests Julius and Esther von Moviepilot rave about “Dune” in detail:

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This article was updated and revised with new information after publication.

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