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Dune 2 is officially happening

Zendaya and Timmy are coming back for Part Two

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Just days after its release, Dune Part One is officially getting its sequel. Dune Part Two will complete the story of the first novel by Frank Herbert and will be released in October 2023, Legendary Pictures announced on Tuesday.

The Dune sequel was always part of director Denis Villeneuve’s plans, but until now the studio hadn’t officially greenlit the sequel. This means that nothing from Part Two has been filmed yet, but the production is likely to start back up in the near future with most of its original pieces in place.

Villeneuve will return for the sequel, while much of the cast — including Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, and Stellan Skarsgård as baron Vladimir Harkonnen — are expected to return. As for who else might be back, that will have to remain a surprise for the film to reveal.

Dune Part One is in theaters now, as well as on HBO Max, where it will be available for subscribers to stream until 30 days after its initial release.