Warner Bros. has dropped a second eye-popping trailer for Dune: Half 2, the second a part of Denis Villeneuve’s visually beautiful, bold adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel. Half 1, launched in 2021, grossed over $400 million globally in opposition to a $165 million finances, earned important acclaim (you may learn the largely constructive Ars overview right here), and snagged six Oscars. If this new trailer is any indication, Half 2 guarantees to be simply as highly effective.
As reported beforehand (additionally right here and right here), Herbert’s novel Dune is ready within the distant future and follows the fortunes of assorted noble homes in what quantities to a feudal interstellar society. A lot of the motion takes place on the planet Arrakis, the place the economic system is pushed largely by a uncommon, life-extending drug referred to as melange (“the spice”). Melange additionally conveys a type of prescience and makes faster-than-light journey sensible. There’s betrayal, a prophecy regarding a messianic determine, big sandworms, and battle upon battle as protagonist Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) contends with rival Home Harkonnen and strives to defeat the forces of Shaddam IV, Emperor of the Recognized Universe.
Half 1‘s finale left Paul and his mom, Girl Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), presumed lifeless within the harsh desert of Arrakis, having fled their house when Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) betrayed the household and killed Paul’s father, Leto (Oscar Isaac). They had been taken in by the Fremen, the planet’s native inhabitants, who embrace Chani (Zendaya), a lady who had been showing in Paul’s goals/visions.
All of the surviving ideas from Half 1 reprise their roles in Half 2: Chalamet, Zendaya, Ferguson, Skarsgård, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling because the Reverend Mom Mohiam, and Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat. New forged members embrace Christopher Walken as Shaddam IV, emperor of Home Corrine; Florence Pugh as his daughter, Princess Irulan; Austin Butler as Harkonnen’s youthful nephew, Feyd-Rautha, the presumed inheritor on Arrakis; Lea Seydoux as Girl Margot, a Bene Gesserit who’s shut with the Emperor; and Souheila Yacoub as a Fremen warrior named Shishakli.
The first trailer dropped in Might after being unveiled in an unique sneak peek throughout CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The spotlight was a sequence displaying Paul’s first journey on a sandworm—principally waterskiing throughout the sand, in defiance of Stilgar’s recommendation to maintain issues easy and keep away from fancy strikes. It is a main ceremony of passage in Fremen tradition, and the scene demonstrated that, in Half 2, Paul is effectively on his technique to turning into Muad’Dib, prophet of the Fremen.
The brand new trailer opens with Paul providing to combat with the Fremen in opposition to their widespread enemy, although not everybody welcomes his inclusion. “This world is past cruelty,” he says in a voiceover. “You have been preventing the Harkonnens for many years. My household’s been preventing them for hundreds of years. They had been massacred alongside my father.” Chani, too, plans to combat, not for Paul, however for her folks.
There’s additionally a reunion with Halleck, who urges Paul to take advantage of the rising perception that he’s a prophet to his benefit. Paul is reluctant “as a result of all my visions result in horror”—not as a result of he loses management however as a result of he positive aspects it. In the meantime, Shaddam IV learns that Paul continues to be alive, and we witness the brutality of Feyd-Rautha as he demonstrates his deadly knife-fighting expertise. And love blooms between Paul and Chani (“I’ll love you so long as I breathe”) even within the midst of struggle.
Dune: Half 2 hits theaters on November 3, 2023.
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