A New “Dune: Part Two” Trailer Brings the War to Arrakis
A new trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two has dropped, boasting brand new footage in the most captivating look yet at the long-awaited sequel. This latest trailer is centered primarily on the relationship between Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya), which has blossomed into a romance since we last left them in the Arrakis desert at the conclusion of Dune: Part One. Their love anchors them in an otherwise chaotic, dangerous time on the cosmically invaluable desert planet, the locus of competing interests from across the galaxy.
Dune: Part One was a magisterial slow burn that built to terrible treachery; the warmongering House Harkonnen assassinated Paul’s father, Duke Atreides (Oscar Isaac), the leader of House Atreides, before waging an all-out assault on the Atreides Arrakis compound. This resulted in Paul and his mother, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), fleeing to the vast dunelands of Arrakis, where Chani and the native Fremen, led by Stilgar (Javier Bardem), ultimately agreed to help them escape and plot their revenge.
Part Two will focus on all the wealth of action from Frank Herbert’s iconic 1965 novel that Villeneuve and his co-writer Jon Spaihts saved for this go-round. That includes the introduction of major characters, including Princess Irulan Corrino (Florence Pugh), the Emperor Shaddam IV (Christopher Walken), the psychotic Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen (Austin Butler), and Lady Margot (Léa Seydoux).
Perhaps the most mind-blowing moment from the trailer is when Paul, Chani, and the Fremen lead a phalanx of colossal sandworms into battle, backed by the surviving Atreides loyalists, against House Harkonnen and the Emperor’s armies. If Dune: Part One was a slow burn, then Part Two looks to be an epic, breathless clash.
Check out the trailer below. Dune: Part Two arrives in theaters on March 1, 2024.
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Featured image: Caption: A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE: PART TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures