A share of that re-release cash may rightfully be attributed to “Half Two,” as audiences have been clearly wanting to see what Villeneuve cooked up. It definitely does not harm that Timothee Chalamet has solely grow to be a much bigger star within the years for the reason that first movie got here out. “Wonka” continues to be pulling in cash even now, after passing the $600 million mark earlier this 12 months. Make no mistake, Chalamet is now a film star able to drawing a crowd. The identical could possibly be stated for his co-star Zendaya, in addition to Florence Pugh and Austin Butler. Villeneuve’s stellar ensemble solid is owed plenty of credit score right here.

As for a 3rd movie, Villeneuve has been clear about his want to adapt “Dune Messiah,” Herbert’s second ebook within the sequence. There’s, nonetheless, a time bounce between the books, so the director may/ought to in all probability wait just a few years earlier than diving again into the sands of Arrakis. That might give him a while to squeeze in one other challenge whereas the solid ages up. He is in all probability going to have a clean verify (inside cause) to do no matter he desires subsequent — kind of like how James Wan made “Malignant” between “Aquaman” and “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom.”

Trying forward, on the price we’re going, “Dune 2” ought to simply cross $600 million globally earlier than all’s stated and completed. Even with its $190 million funds, that is greater than sufficient to fulfill Warner Bros. and Legendary. It is actually extra of a matter of if, not when, they formally announce “Messiah.” The Spice should move.

“Dune: Half Two” is in theaters now.

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