A spin-off of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is all yet affirmed by Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff. The epic sci-fi film follows the tale of Paul Atreides, portrayed by Timothée Chalamet, and his battle for survival after his family relocates to the desert planet Arrakis. Villeneuve’s screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s dearest 1965 novel has already partaken in a fruitful theatrical release across most international markets. A continuation of Dune hasn’t yet been freely affirmed, and may rely upon the second phase of its film industry and streaming performance when it releases in the US, UK, and China later this week.
Presently, in an interview with Deadline, Sarnoff has indicated that a follow-up is without a doubt, however she avoided confirming it by and large. At the point when asked what lower-than-projected film industry results would mean for the probability of the continuation, the WB CEO reacts by alluding to Dune: Part One’s inconclusive ending. That, she says, is the main real proof required:
Will we have a continuation of Dune? In the event that you watch the film you perceive how it closes. I think you essentially know the answer to that.
Villeneuve’s Dune closes with the majority of Herbert’s story yet to be told, and he, when all is said and done, has already stated that a Dune spin-off is possible, yet has always avoided any official confirmation. While chiefs are clearly sure about the venture, its significant financial plan requires a certain degree of return to legitimize any future investment, making the studio hesitant to announce a second film prior to seeing how the first plays. In case Dune’s opening end of the week is in line with current projections, it would become one of cinema’s most commercially effective movies since the pandemic previously impacted blockbuster releases.
Fans ought to be excited with Sarnoff’s trust in Dune, and with a spin-off inching nearer and nearer to being officially greenlit, anticipation should start to work for Villeneuve’s development. Major characters have yet to be introduced by the main film’s decision, and fans will most likely have a lot of predictions for Dune: Part Two’s new cast individuals. For the time being, however, audiences should appreciate Dune for what it is, and save any hand-wringing over a continuation for the second the credits roll.