Denis Villeneuve Is Already Plotting ‘Dune: Part Three’: ‘There Are Words on Paper’

The news that Warner Bros.

has delayed “Dune: Part Two” to March 2024 means that fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Denis Villeneuve and company return to the world of Frank Herbert’s beloved sci-fi novels.

However, the director is already thinking ahead to his next trip to the planet Arrakis.In a new interview with Empire, Villeneuve reiterated his long-held hopes to make a trilogy of “Dune” movies.

While “Dune: Part Two” will complete the story of the original novel, a potential third film would draw heavily from Herbert’s sequel “Dune Messiah.” The filmmaker explained that subsequent books in the series deconstructed the notion that Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet in the films) was a messianic hero — an idea that Villeneuve is keen to explore in a film.“If I succeed in making a trilogy, that would be the dream,” Villeneuve said.

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