Although Denis Villeneuve’s Dune solely tailored the primary half of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, by the point the over-two-and-a-half-hour film was over, there have been fairly a couple of casualties, together with Oscar Isaac’s Duke Leto Atriedes and Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho. However, one character whose destiny was left unsure was Josh Brolin’s Gurney Halleck, as House Atreides’ weapons grasp was final seen operating off into battle in the course of the assault on Arrakeen. Brolin has since reacted to how his character simply disappeared in the course of the latter half of Dune.
To be up entrance, it’s been confirmed that Gurney Halleck will return in Dune 2 (or Dune: Part Two, in case you choose), and Josh Brolin even requested his publicist to verify his title was within the upcoming film. On the topic of his time on the primary Dune film although, THR requested the actor if Gurney final second was all the time going to be his sendoff or if that was extra of an editorial selection. Brolin responded:
I can’t reply that. I don’t know. I imply, I believe the ebook means that, however the ebook suggests quite a lot of issues. The ebook suggests his singing, and despite the fact that that was one thing that we really did, we didn’t use it. And that’s a serious, main factor with Gurney. So having simply learn the second about two weeks in the past, I now know why that [sendoff] was the way in which it was. But it’s arduous for me to reply that as a result of when Denis is making these selections and having these goals, discuss immersion, man. The man will get misplaced in what he’s doing, utterly. I’ve discovered, particularly as a producer, that publish is simply as necessary, if no more necessary, than what you’ve really filmed. So I believe it was a great place [to leave Gurney]. When I watched it, I used to be like, ‘Where did I am going?’ I believe that was the primary response. ‘That’s it?’ But that was all egocentric.
So Josh Brolin was simply as stunned as viewers unfamiliar with the supply materials about the place Denis Villeneuve’s Dune left off with Gurney Halleck, and on the time, nobody clued him in on why his character was dealt with this fashion. However, having just lately learn the Dune 2 script, Brolin understands why Halleck was despatched off in such a way, although he’s nonetheless not completely certain how the choice was reached in the course of the course of of sewing the primary film collectively. In any case, at the very least Brolin can take consolation understanding that he’ll be enjoying Halleck once more, versus his destiny by no means being cleared up. As for what is going to occur to him within the subsequent film, nicely, you’ll both want to attend for its arrival or learn the unique Dune novel.
Now that Dune has premiered to the lots and gone on to win six Oscars (Josh Brolin continues to be upset that Denis Villenueve didn’t get a Best Director nomination), it’s time to look to Dune 2, which can start filming this summer time. Brolin joked about he and Javier Bardem needing to get again in form for the sequel, however he’s clearly enthusiastic about attending to return to this cinematic world. Other actors returning for Dune embody Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgård and Dave Bautista. So far three new actors have been introduced for the sequel: Black Widow’s Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Elvis’ Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha and Severance’s Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV.
Dune 2 comes out on October 23, 2023, and CinemaBlend will proceed offering updates on its progress. Denis Villenueve’s first Dune film can nonetheless be watched with an HBO Max subscription, and the filmmaker has additionally expressed curiosity in rounding out his run on the sci-fi property by making a Dune: Messiah film.