EntertainmentDune' continues to impress with early glimpse of sequel at Comic Con

Dune' continues to impress with early glimpse of sequel at Comic Con

"Dune" - one of the biggest hits on HBO Max.
"Dune" - one of the biggest hits on HBO Max.
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6:42 AM EST, December 7, 2023

Science-fiction devotees and movie enthusiasts across the globe are keenly anticipating the second installment of "Dune". The inaugural part left critics and audiences astounded, leading to expectations for an even more impressive sequel. The first ten minutes of the film, scheduled for a March release, were screened at the Comic Con convention in Sao Paulo.

The initial segment of "Dune" graced the cinematic screens towards the end of 2021. The movie, inspired by Frank Herbert's novel, was welcomed with rave reviews, earning it 10 Oscar nominations. The film secured six awards, predominantly in technical categories such as editing, sound, cinematography, special effects, set design, and music. However, it is notable that "Dune" was also a contender for the coveted 'Best Picture' award and the 'Best Adapted Screenplay' category.

During last year's Comic Con, the director of "Dune," Denis Villeneuve, described the second part of the movie stating: "In comparison to the previous segment, it will certainly be more dynamic. This can be categorised as an action-packed epic war film. It's bound to be a spectacular spectacle."

At the ongoing Comic Con convention in Sao Paulo, attendees were treated to the first 10 minutes of "Dune's" second part on the CCXP panel. Given that the film's duration is approximately 2 and a half hours, this snippet can be viewed as an extended teaser.

Reports from Sao Paulo reveal that "Dune: Part Two" commences with Princess Irulan (Florence Pugh) narrating the events from the first part in her chronicles. She expresses confusion over the Atreides' destruction. The scene swiftly transitions to Emperor Shaddam IV (Christopher Walken) engaged in a chess game with his daughter. Speculating the Harkonnens' involvement, the frustrated princess criticises her father's apathy. The narrative then shifts to Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, who names Glossu (Dave Bautista) as his massive army's commander.

Post this, the movie’s logo is featured on screen, leading to the introduction of "Dune's" main character, Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet). Included in this ten-minute preview is the first action scene set on the dunes that sees Paul killing a Harkonnen.

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