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Christopher Walken Joins “Dune 2” As Emperor Shaddam IV

Christopher Walken Joins "Dune 2" As Emperor Shaddam IV

Denis Villeneuve is already working on the second part of dunes and confirmed one of the great movie stars in the role of Emperor Shaddam IV. The actor will be played by Christopher Walken coming from playing Irving in severitythe successful series of AppleTV+.

After being away from the big screen for a while, the actor returns to filming for the cinema in the film saga based on the science fiction books by Frank Herbert. In this new episode that is planned for 2023, the actor will have a more than outstanding role since he will become the eighty-first Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe.

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Christopher Walken is coming off playing Irving in "Severance."  (AppleTV+)
Christopher Walken is coming off playing Irving in “Severance.” (AppleTV+)

Walken will be one of the important faces that will have a presence in dunes. It should be noted that the first installment was full of current Hollywood stars, but several have left their characters for obvious reasons. For the new characters were confirmed to Florence Pugh Y austin butler, who were also recently announced. In the regular cast they will continue Timothee Chalamet, rebecca ferguson, Zendaya, Josh BrolinJason Momoa Stellan Skarsgård Y Javier Bardem.

Production is expected to begin in the second half of the year with the film opening on October 19, 2023. Jon Spaihts returns to co-write the script with Villeneuve, with Villeneuve continuing to direct. The first film grossed $400 million at the global box office and garnered 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.

Production on "Dune 2" is expected to start in the second half of the year.  (Warner Bros.)
Production on “Dune 2” is expected to start in the second half of the year. (Warner Bros.)

On the part of the actor, Christopher Walken comes from two great characters in different shades. One is the Prime Video comedy The Outlaws, and the acclaimed by critics and the public severity, in which he plays a character among the most remembered of his career. The fiction was directed in part by Ben Stiller and executive produced by him.

The actor’s arrival in a high-budget film like dunes It has great value not only for the franchise, which will have an actor with such a career, but it will be to see him again in a role with high impact. Walken He is remembered for his work in The Sniper, Violent times, Man on Fire, Annie Hall Y batman returns, among many other titles.

"Dune", the most winning movie of the Oscars, available on HBO Max.  (Warner Bros.)
“Dune”, the most winning movie of the Oscars, available on HBO Max. (Warner Bros.)

Dunes: Part 2 It would be released on October 18, 2023 in theaters.

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