Dune hasn’t even hit theaters yet, and the buzz surrounding news of a sequel is only growing. The highly anticipated science fiction epic directed by Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival) is based on the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert from 1965. It is already known that Dune will mainly cover the first half of Herbert’s book, leaving the door wide open for a second feature film. Not to mention that the film is titled on screen as Dune: part one.
Warner Bros. has yet to officially confirm a Greenlit sequel, but it looks more and more likely. Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff has publicly said to further tease Villeneuve’s follow-up Dune. Speaking with Deadline, Sarnoff said, “Will we have a sequel to Dune? If you watch the movie, you see how it ends. I think you pretty much know the answer to that.
It’s pretty easy to read between the lines and deduce that yes, a Dune the rest is imminent. The sci-fi film performed well in international markets, with a majority of critics praising it DuneThe ambitious premise and dynamic distribution of. It’s already an eternity before David Lynch’s ill-fated 1984 adaptation, which now exists as a bizarre curio of the sci-fi genre with its own cult film status.
Most likely, Warner Bros. wait to make sure that Dune is lucrative enough at the box office to justify the investment in a sequel. Chances are it will, and an official sequel announcement will be imminent. Dune officially opens in theaters and begins streaming on HBO Max later today.
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