Dune 2 Surprise Return Character Teased By 2021 Movie Editor
Joe Walker, the Dune editor, said that a character from the original film might return in Dune 2. The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel was released in theaters and HBO Max on October 31. It has been widely praised both by critics and audiences. Dune is expected to be available on 4K Bluray and DVD on January 11. A sequel has been confirmed for 2023.
Many people praised Denis Villeneuve’s Dune film for sticking mostly to Herbert’s book. However, the film ended on a cliffhanger and did not intend to continue the story in Dune 2. The story centers on Paul Atreides’s and his family’s struggle to move to Arrakis. Arrakis is a desert planet known for its high levels of “spice.” House Harkonnen, a rival House, seeks to destroy Paul and his family. House Atreides’ allies step in to save the young heir and mother — including the warrior Duncan Idaho killed towards the end.
According to a collider interview, Walker said Duncan’s story could continue in the sequel. Steven Weintraub, Collider, asked Walker if any deleted scenes from part 1 would be saved to make way for part 2. While Walker did not explicitly say that additional Duncan Idaho moments would be included in those deleted scenes, but he did mention the possibility of the character’s fate being explored in the future. Walker stated:
Frank Herbert’s book has a lot of interesting things. Some characters return, but not always the same way they were before. For example, Duncan Idaho reappears in the book. So it doesn’t end until the last lady sings.
In Herbert’s original Dune series, Duncan appears in six books. His first resurrection is in Dune Messiah, when a race is known as the Bene Tleilax clone Duncan to give Paul an act of kindness. If Villeneuve’s movies stay as true to the books as it seems, Jason Momoa will likely return to reprise the role with new nuances and complexity.
Dune 2 may not have enough time to explore the events of Dune Messiah, but it may. Herbert’s novel was only part of the first Dune movie, which ran for 2 hours and 35 mins. Dune2 will likely close out the book before moving on to the sequel. It’s safe to say that Duncan Idaho is still alive, except if the screenwriters decide to go wild and depart from the source material.
Dunes Director Denis Villeneuve must continue his series reboot. Villeneuve currently has only plans to make three Dunes movies. These will be based upon the first and second books of Frank Herbert’s original sci-fi saga. Villeneuve’s Dune3 plans will only be realized if Dune2 Dune2 is successful. It will be available in theaters on October 20, 2023.
Villeneuve’s Dune movie is approximately half of the first Dune book. It features Paul Atreides (played by Timothee Chahalamet) traveling to Arrakis for the Emperor’s orders. His family joins him. He and his father went to seek out the mythical spice, which is essential for space travel. It not only gives unnatural prescient abilities but also allows them to extract it from their father. Their mortal enemies, Harkonnens, soon betray Paul and his family. They force Paul to flee to the desert. He meets the Fremen people of the desert and begins to plot his revenge.
Villeneuve insists on limiting Villeneuve’s Dune reboot down to a trilogy. This severely limits Villeneuve’s Dune reboot’s potential. Villeneuve must go beyond his original plans for a trilogy to make the best possible adaptation of the Dune story. It is much easier to explore the complicated and dense world of Dunes fully. While 2021’s Dunes has been generally praised more than it has been criticized, it is clear that the book omits many key details that make it so captivating. Villeneuve will adapt the Dune story using a format not limited to just two and a quarter hours. This will make it less problematic. The series format allows for a more faithful Dune Adaptation, as demonstrated by the 2000 Sci-Fi Channel Series Frank Herbert’s Dune. Villeneuve could adapt Dune or Dune Messiah to a limited series on any streaming platform and expand his reboot to include Children and Dune, God Emperor and Dune, Heretics and Dune, Chapterhouse and Dune.
It’s also clear that Villeneuve’s original vision of Dune is 6 hours long. This clarifies that Villeneuve has included more important and compelling details about Dune and the future. Villeneuve cut many of the most important details from the book in the theatrical version. It is understandable. Many of the concepts and scenes left out of the book include lengthy expository conversations, details of Imperial bureaucracy, life on Arrakis, and other details that are too complicated to fit into the short running time of mainstream cinema. Villeneuve could resolve all critics by continuing Dune in a series and creating a truly Herbert-worthy adaptation.