Latest on Christopher Walken In ‘Dune’ Sequel

The “Dune” universe will be under Christopher Walken’s rule as the new emperor.

Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Florence Pugh and Austin Butler also star in the second half of Legendary and Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic.

The legendary Academy Award-winning actor, known for iconic roles in films like “The Deer Hunter” and “King of New York,” is expected to play Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV in Legendary and Warner Bros.’ “Dune: Part Two,”.

The Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi sequel is set for Oct. 20, 2023. The film is expected to star newcomers to the “Dune” franchise including upcoming “Elvis” actor Austin Butler and “Black Widow” star Florence Pugh

The film looks to kick production off in late 2022.

Walken will play a ruler of the known universe, a notable character in the franchise.

The character was played by José Ferrer in the 1984 “Dune” film and Giancarlo Giannini in the 2000 “Frank Herbert’s Dune” SyFy series.

The news comes soon after Walken starred as Burt Goodman in the Apple TV+ sci-fi series “Severance.” The streaming platform announced in April the series would be renewed for a second season.

Walken’s agency, ICM Partners, and Legendary did not immediately respond to MarkMeets news online request for comment.

Twitter users were recently delighted to learn that the “More Cowbell” sketch star may soon squirm his way into the “Dune” universe.

Dune (titled onscreen as Dune: Part One) is a 2021 American epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth. It is the first of a two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, primarily covering the first half of the book.

Dune: Part II hits theaters on October 20th, 2023.

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