With the recent arrival of the first look trailer, we’re going to look ahead to the Dune 2 UK release date latest, along with everything else we can pull together on the film. This will include the latest on the age rating and details on the runtime, along with the story synopsis and cast to bring you up to speed on the sequel as it approaches the release.
The first film set the scene for Part 2 with Duke Leto of house Atreides shipping his family out to the Spice planet of Arrakis, a barren wasteland of sand dunes and giant monster worms. Sadly, the whole thing is a setup by Emperor Shaddam, who has conspired with the former ruler of the planet, Baron Harkonnen, to stage a coup that is planned to eradicate the entire house of Atreides.
The opening film closed out the first half of the story with Paul and his mother Jessica escaping the assault and making it safely to the Fremen, the native people of Arrakis. Paul’s visions about the Fremen and impending war are coming true as he meets the girl from his dreams, Chani, and the second part will see them battling to save them all from the tyranny of the Harkonnens and the Emperor overlord.
We’ll update things here as more general details are confirmed and you can follow us on Twitter to keep tabs on the release date. You can also see more on the movie in the run up to the release with the official Warner Bros. Twitter page at https://twitter.com/wbpictures.
Cast list and who plays who
The Dune 2 cast will see Timothée Chalamet (The French Dispatch) return as the Duke’s son, Paul Atrreides, along with Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible 7) as his mother, Jessica. Zendaya (Spider-Man No Way Home) will have a much bigger part to play as Chani in the 2nd film, and they’ll be joined by Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame) who will be back as as Gurney Halleck and Javier Bardem (Skyfall) as Fremen Stilgar.
On the darker and more brutal side of the divide will be Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Baron Harkonnen, Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049) as his nephew, Glossu Rabban, and David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad) as Piter De Vries.
Florence Pugh (Black Widow) was revealed in the trailer and she will play Princess Irulan, the Emperor’s daughter. Other new additions to the Dune Part 2 cast includes Autin Butler (Elvis) as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, the Baron’s youngest son, and Lea Seydoux (No Time To Die) as Bene Gesserit Lady Margot.
The trailer notes have also revealed that Christopher Walken will be in the cast too, so we’re expecting him to take on the role of the scheming Emperor. Charlotte Rampling continues her role as the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother and advisor to the Emperor and Stephen McKinley Henderson plays Thufir Hawat once again.
Dune 2 UK release date
The Warner Bros. website has confirmed that the Dune 2 UK release date, will now be March 15, 2024. This follows a recent move to the release from the end of 2023 into 2024, with a number of commentators referring to the potential impact of the writer’s and artist strike that’s currently taking place.
The opening movie arrived on the big screen at the end of 2021, and there was always going to be a sizeable gap until Part 2 came out. When you look at it like that, 2023 was the first credible option for the release, but we’ll now have to wait until next year to see the closing chapter.
That means that a summer blockbuster is no longer a strong contender, and the Christmas release has also been sidelined. The first film did very well when it came out in autumn 2021 on the back of solid reviews, so we’re predicting Dune 2 will have a strong opening weekend no matter when it arrives on the big screen.
The March 2024 release date means that we’ll probably have to wait until the summer for the DVD, Blu-ray and digital options. However, we should get early access digital soon after the cinema run if the first film is anything to go by, so this could be as early as early May 2024.
As you might expect, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) won’t announce the UK age rating for Dune 2 until we get much closer to the release date, but with Part 1 already out we have a strong hint at what to expect. It was given a 12A certificate and looking ahead at the story it seems like a good ball park for the sequel.
For North America, the age rating was PG-13, so in keeping with the UK classification, which again hints at where things will land with Part 2.
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Again, we’ll keep things updated here and you can also check out our movie news section to see other upcoming films in 2022, or read more about the Dune novels that have inspired the film at https://www.dunenovels.com/novels.
As with the age rating, the runtime for Dune 2 won’t be confirmed until a couple of weeks ahead of the release date, but with Part 1 clocking in at 2 hours 35 minutes, it should be a similar case for the sequel.
Dune Part 2 trailer
The first trailer arrived on May 3rd 2023 and showcased a lot of the new additions to the cast. Florence Pugh looks every bit the air to a galactic empire and Austin Butler adds to the might of the Harkonnen family, hinting at the greater focus on the character in Dune Part 2 compared to the 1984 David Lynch film.