Rebecca Ferguson talks up Dune: Part Two, Dune: Part Three mention gets deleted

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Ahead of Dune: Part Two's autumn release, Rebecca Ferguson is banging the drum for the series’ second instalment. 

Whilst there are many things to admire about filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, we particularly enjoyed watching him bring Dune: Part Two into being, seemingly through sheer force of will. He employed that very public, very high-risk strategy of repeatedly talking about it like it was already happening and everybody, Warner Bros included, just seemed to be caught in his spell. Of course, this feat was doubly impressive because the first Dune released during the pandemic, presumably making it a bit trickier for the studio to figure out how well it was actually doing (it seemed to be doing very well).

None of this static seemed to bother Villeneuve at all. If the story is to be believed, he even added the ‘Part One' suffix onto the film’s title without telling the studio ahead of the movie’s Venice premiere. Villeneuve is at it again since, even talking up a third movie in the series whilst he was doing the press tour for the first film.

Interestingly though, a recent story which featured the ‘confirmation’ of a third film (via Deadlineappears to have been edited post-publication with the mention of a third Dune film having since disappeared. No mention of an edit to the article has been made. Could this be the studio perhaps taking steps to address Villeneuve’s forthright approach?

One of the film’s stars, Rebecca Ferguson has also chimed in to talk up the second film which is due to release in November. Speaking to Deadline, she said “I haven’t seen the film. I’ve read the script. I’ve seen the footage. I’ve come onto set when I’m not filming, which by the way I don’t do because I’m too busy, tired, and I don’t really care. I’m done. I wanted to see the setups. I wanted to see Austin Butler do what he was doing. It’s unbelievable. There are no words. The costumes, [Jacqueline West’s] costumes, what Austin’s bringing to that character, what Christopher Walken does. I mean, it’s unreal.”

We’re certainly excited, especially since Villeneuve is working with one of the best blockbuster ensembles we can recall, including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. Also along for the ride are Christopher Walken  as Emperor Shaddam IV, ruler of the known universe. Florence Pugh and Austin Butler will also star..

As far a the synopsis goes, Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides ‘allies himself with Zandaya’s Chani and the Fremen, venturing forth on a steadfast path of vengeance against the perpetrators who annihilated his family. Having glimpsed a dreadful future looming ahead, Atreides employs every ounce of his strength and determination to avert the disaster from actually coming to life.’

Here’s that trailer below…

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