Javier Bardem, who played the Fremen leader Stilgar, said that the second part of “Dune” will surprise the readers of the novel, as the plot will develop differently than one might expect.
I read the new project and I think they did an amazing job of putting all the pieces together in a way that surprises people. They won’t be surprised what happens, of course, because they’ve read the book, but they’ll be surprised at how they put it together. I was very touched by this. It’s a tight film that feels heavy and at the same time you can enjoy its stunning beauty. I can’t wait to get back to the desert with these people and I’m thrilled to be back to work with Denis, who is one of the greatest directors of all time. He is a wonderful person.
Dune 2 will also see the return of Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck and Zendaya as Chani, while Christopher Walker will play Emperor Shaddam IV and Austin Butler will play Fade – Routa. Florence Pugh is in talks to play Princess Irulan.