Though Denis Villeneuve’s Dune solely tailored the primary half of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, by the point the over-two-and-a-half-hour film was over, there have been fairly just a few casualties, together with Oscar Isaac’s Duke Leto Atriedes and Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho. Nonetheless, one character whose destiny was left unsure was Josh Brolin’s Gurney Halleck, as Home Atreides’ weapons grasp was final seen operating off into battle in the course of the assault on Arrakeen. Brolin has since reacted to how his character simply disappeared in the course of the latter half of Dune.
To be up entrance, it’s been confirmed that Gurney Halleck will return in Dune 2 (or Dune: Half Two, for those who want), and Josh Brolin even requested his publicist to ensure his identify was within the upcoming film. As regards to his time on the primary Dune film although, THR requested the actor if Gurney final second was at all times going to be his sendoff or if that was extra of an editorial selection. Brolin responded:
So Josh Brolin was simply as shocked as viewers unfamiliar with the supply materials about the place Denis Villeneuve’s Dune left off with Gurney Halleck, and on the time, nobody clued him in on why his character was dealt with this manner. Nonetheless, having lately learn the Dune 2 script, Brolin understands why Halleck was despatched off in such a way, although he’s nonetheless not solely positive how the choice was reached in the course of the course of of sewing the primary film collectively. In any case, a minimum of Brolin can take consolation realizing that he’ll be enjoying Halleck once more, versus his destiny by no means being cleared up. As for what is going to occur to him within the subsequent film, nicely, you’ll both want to attend for its arrival or learn the unique Dune novel.
Now that Dune has premiered to the lots and gone on to win six Oscars (Josh Brolin continues to be upset that Denis Villenueve didn’t get a Greatest Director nomination), it’s time to look to Dune 2, which can start filming this summer season. Brolin joked about he and Javier Bardem needing to get again in form for the sequel, however he’s clearly enthusiastic about attending to return to this cinematic world. Different actors returning for Dune embody Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgård and Dave Bautista. Up to now three new actors have been introduced for the sequel: Black Widow’s Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Elvis’ Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha and Severance’s Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV.
Dune 2 comes out on October 23, 2023, and CinemaBlend will proceed offering updates on its progress. Denis Villenueve’s first Dune film can nonetheless be watched with an HBO Max subscription, and the filmmaker has additionally expressed curiosity in rounding out his run on the sci-fi property by making a Dune: Messiah film.
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