Dune – Part Two: Christopher Walken will play the role of the Emperor

Great addition to the already rich cast of Dunes – Part Two, the highly anticipated sequel to the film directed by Denis Villeneuve and released in theaters last year. The announcement came from the American portal Deadline: Christopher Walken, actor who needs no introduction, will take on the role of the Galactic Emperor Shaddam IV.

Christopher Walken will play the role of the Emperor in the Dune sequel


Although he did not physically appear in the first film, the Emperor played a key role in the events leading up to the fall of House Atreides, maneuvering it all in the shadows. In 1984 Dune directed by David Lynch the role was taken by Josè Ferrer, while in the TV miniseries Dune – The fate of the universe Giancarlo Giannini thought about interpreting it.

Among the new entries of the sequel we should mention Florence Pugh in the role of Princess Irulan, daughter of the Emperor and Austin Butler, star of the biopic on Elvis, in those of Freyd-Rautha, pretender to the imperial throne of the Harkonnen house.

Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem will return to their respective roles.

Shooting will start in the fall, while the theatrical release of Dunes – Part Two is set for October 20, 2023. Apparently the goal of Warner is to give life to a real franchise, with a third chapter and other projects set in the same universe.

The second part of Dune will differ from the first due to the presence of more action scenes. The first film had the task of introducing the protagonists of the planet Arrakis, laying the foundations for a large and complex world. The monstrous sandworms will also return, even more menacing than ever.

Finally, we remind you that a television prequel of Dune will also arrive on HBO Max, entitled Dune: The Sisterhood. Set approximately 10,000 years before Dunesthe series will follow the adventures of two Harkonnen sisters as they try to preserve the task of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, opposing mysterious forces that risk compromising the Sisterhood’s mission of preserving humanity by creating the perfect human being, the Kwisatz Haderach.

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