Dune was one of the most profitable films made after the box office. Not only did it help revive the box office with much needed stimulation, it also marked a substantial entry into the world of big screen sci-fi storytelling. Dune also racked up huge points with the critics.
David Lynch’s 1984 on-screen adaptation of the sci-fi epic novel by Frank Herbert aged rather poorly. It remained poorly received back in the day as well, with critics calling out its own attempts at innovation, though not very successful.
Zendaya, who played Chani alongside Timothée Chalamet‘s Paul Atreides, was reported to play a bigger role in the upcoming 2nd part of the film. Zendaya appeared in an interview with Deadline, and confirmed this to a degree with an implication.
The Euphoria star revealed that while the shooting for the film took 5 months, she was on set for only 5 days. Zendaya appears several times in the film, though mostly in visions and dream sequences.
I want to grow with the characters I play, and with the people that I get to learn from. Anybody who has read the books knows there’s so much more to explore and deal with. What was cool for me having not been around for much of the first shoot was getting to see the movie from a completely fresh perspective, because I hadn’t seen the sets and the scenes for most of the movie. And watching it felt like just the beginning of this story.
Former WWE superstar Batista said that his role in Dune validated his decision to leave WWE. Dennis Villeneuve also criticized superhero flicks, while Timothée Chalamet said that his success is due to not being in superhero flicks.
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