Dune Editor, Joe Walker, says a popular character killed in the first film may appear in Dune 2. Since hitting theaters and broadcasters alike in October, the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel DUNE has astounded audiences worldwide. In a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama, as well as a coveted spot on the American Film Institute’s 10 best movies of 2021. Based on public reviews and fan anticipation, it looks like we’re in store for another great spectacle and epic story with DUNE 2 slated to arrive on 4K Blu-ray and DVD on January 11th, 2020 with a release date set for 2023.
Many fans of the original Dune novel by Frank Herbert were devastated when the film adaptation’s story abruptly ended without revealing what would become of Paul Atreides and his antagonist, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. The storyline — adapted for the screen by Villeneuve and Eric Roth based mainly on Herbert’s first book in his six-part series, which follows a young heir named Paul Atreides who is born into the powerful House Atreides family, but then travels to the planet Arrakis, also known as ‘Dune,’ which Harkonnen wants to claim as his own – somehow made it onto production. Despite persistent rumors that Villeneuve intended to continue filming with a sequel helmed by Ridley Scott (of Alien fame), there has not been any movement towards creating a second installment script or prepping for cameras.
Joe Walker said in an interview with Collider that
“What’s really interesting about Frank Herbert’s book is that some characters do come back but not necessarily in the same form that they took originally. Those who know the book know that Duncan Idaho, for example, reappears, so it’s not over until the last lady sings.”
He is increasing the expectations of the coming sequel.