Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides in 'Dune: Part Two'

Silence! There’s a New ‘Dune: Part Two’ Trailer

Following its delay from November 2023 to March 2024, Warner Bros. has revealed a new trailer for Dune: Part Two.

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Even though attempts at adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune for the big (and small) screen have a bad track record, Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation surprised us all by becoming a box office hit. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the sequel, if for no other reason than because, as the Mary Sue’s own Princess Weeks said, “it would have always been a bit impossible to really see if the film worked without a Part Two.”

Here’s everything we know about Dune: Part Two so far.

Dune: Part Two gets a trailer, part three

Warner Bros. dropped a new trailer for Dune: Part Two, just in time for Wonka season. In it, we see Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) kissing Chani (Zendaya) on a sand dune, the assassin Feyd Rautha (Austin Butler) sticking his weirdo tongue out, and more looks at Princess Irulan (Florence Pugh) and her lewks:

When will Dune: Part Two hit theaters?

The ongoing WGA and SAG strikes—and the continued failure of the studios to provide writers and actors with adequate protections and a means to make a living from their work—unfortunately means that the release of Dune: Part Two has been delayed. Warner Bros. has set March 15, 2024 as the new release date.

Is there a trailer for Dune: Part Two?

Warner Bros. previously released two trailers for the Dune sequel, which you can check out below:

The second trailer also gets into the plot of the sequel a bit more, emphasizing Paul’s struggle with accepting his prophesied role as leader and the violent implications of that role—should he choose to accept it.

Who’s starring in Dune: Part Two?

We’ll be seeing Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgård reprise their roles as Paul Atreides, Lady Jessica, Chani, Gurney Halleck, Glossu Rabban, and Vladimir Harkonnen.

As for new faces, we’ll be seeing Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan Corrino, Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, and Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, with a number of other stars rounding out the cast.

What do we know about the plot for Dune: Part Two?

It picks up precisely where Dune left off, the moment when Paul Atreides and Chani watch another Fremen ride a sandworm in the distance. Dune: Part Two will focus more on the Harkonnen family and their politics and drama, as well as on Zendaya’s Chani, but we will also be seeing Paul’s rise as Messiah and his journey toward becoming the Kwisatz Haderach (the savior prophesied by the Bene Gesserit). According to Villeneuve, “It’s the journey where Paul Atreides and his mother, Lady Jessica, make contact with the Fremen culture and meet with the Fremen. It’s Paul’s journey against the enemy. It’s a movie that will be more cinematic.”

Anything else?

“It’s not a sequel, it’s a second part. There’s a difference.” Apparently that’s really important to Villeneuve.

(featured image: Warner Bros.)

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Siobhan Ball (she/her) is a contributing writer covering news, queer stuff, politics and Star Wars. A former historian and archivist, she made her first forays into journalism by writing a number of queer history articles c. 2016 and things spiralled from there. When she's not working she's still writing, with several novels and a book on Irish myth on the go, as well as developing her skills as a jeweller.