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'Dune: Part Two' Begins Production - Synopsis & Cast Revealed! (8 Actors Returning, 5 New Additions, 4 Leads Not Coming Back)

Warner Bros. has confirmed that Dune: Part Two is officially in production and the full cast of the movie has been announced.

The movie, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is going to be released in theaters in November 2023 and it’s currently being filmed on location in Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, and Italy, according to Variety.

The studio announced that this “follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.”

Eight cast members from Dune: Part One are confirmed to return for the sequel and there are five new actors being added to the cast. Four of the leads from part one are not returning.

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'Dune: Part Two' Gets New Release Date, Plus See Confirmed Cast Members & Who Isn't Coming Back

Dune: Part Two has a new release date!

Warner Bros. has announced a delay in the release of the highly anticipated sequel, in which Timothee Chalamet will be reprising his role as Paul Atreides.

The sequel was originally set to be released on October 20, 2023, but now it’s going to be hitting theaters on November 17, 2023.

The new release date is going to be packed with blockbusters as other movies scheduled to be released that day are The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Trolls 3.

While a bunch of cast members are confirmed to return, there are also several that are not coming back for the sequel. Four exciting actors have also joined the cast!

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Lea Seydoux Is The Latest Star To Join 'Dune 2' In Pivotal Role

Lea Seydoux has joined the upcoming sequel to Dune!

The 36-year-old actress has joined the highly-anticipated sequel movie from Denis Villeneuve, and will star opposite returning actors Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and more.

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Javier Bardem Talks 'Dune 2' Script, Plus See Which Actors Aren't Returning for Sequel

Dune: Part Two is in the works and Javier Bardem is opening up about the new draft of the script that he read.

The Oscar-winning actor will be reprising his role as Stilgar in the upcoming sequel and he commented on the film in a new interview.

“I’ve read the new draft, and I think they’ve done an amazing job of putting together the pieces in a way that is gonna surprise people,” Bardem said at the Cannes Film Festival (via Deadline). “They won’t be surprised [by what happens], obviously, because they’ve read the book, but they’ll be surprised by the way they put it together. I was very moved by it.”

“It’s a movie that is full, and you can feel the weight of it, and at the same time [you can enjoy] the spectacularity of it,” he added. “[I can’t wait] to go back to the desert with those people, and I’m so happy to go back with Denis, who is one of the greatest directors ever. He’s a lovely man.”

Wondering which stars will be returning for the sequel? And which ones aren’t coming back?

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'Dune: Part Two' Cast: 6 Actors Confirmed to Return, 3 New Stars Revealed, 4 Actors Likely Not Coming Back

Dune: Part One was released in theaters in October 2021 and a sequel has been confirmed to be in the works.

It was always director Denis Villeneuve‘s plan to split the Frank Herbert novel into two parts and the second film will cover the remaining story from the book.

Dune: Part Two is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on October 20, 2023 and some new stars have already been added to the cast.

We also know that some of the original Dune stars are confirmed to return and some of them likely aren’t coming back for the sequel.

Click through the slideshow to check out the cast for Dune: Part Two…

Florence Pugh Is in Talks to Star in 'Dune 2'

Florence Pugh may be taking on a big new role!

The 26-year-old Midsommar actress is in talks to star in the upcoming Dune 2, Deadline reported.

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Kyle MacLachlan Would Be Open For a Cameo in 'Dune' Sequel

Kyle MacLachlan is opening up about the upcoming sequel to Dune.

The now 63-year-old actor starred in the original 1984 film version, playing the role of Paul Atreides, which is portrayed in the 2021 film by Timothee Chalamet.

In a recent interview, Kyle opened up about possibly appearing in the movie in some way.

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