Our own Ben Pearson described the footage as “epic as fuck”, praising the “incredible costumes” as well as the “incredible production design”.
Director Denis Villeneuve says “Dune: Part Two” won’t be as contemplative as the first, instead presenting an “action-packed, epic war movie” with new sets and all new locations. The movie picks up right where we left off, with Paul and his mother finding refuge with the Fremen tribe.
Some of the footage included Paul finally riding a sandworm, which Chalamet described as “crazy” and a transitional moment in the story for Paul to become part of the Fremen. We also see Paul and Chani getting closer, both looking out over the desert as Paul tells her about his home planet.
The video also included our first look at Florence Pugh, who wonders whether or not Paul Atreides has survived the fall of his house. There were some pretty intense knife fights, such as the first look at Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha, who is “clean shaven with white skin and dark eyes.”
The footage ended with “Gladiator”-like battles. Paul was seen standing on top of a mountain, above thousands of extras, cutting to black just as he does the knife salute from the first film.
“Dune: Part Two” opens on November 3, 2023 in theaters around the world. Unlike the first movie, it won’t be available on day one on (HBO) Max. He is expected to prepare a third “Dune” movie, writer Jon Spaihts revealed in March of last year.