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‘Dune: Part 2’ officially greenlit, release date set for 2023

In a tweet on Tuesday, Legendary Pictures announced that ‘Dune: Part 2’ has been officially greenlit. Dune: Part 1 opened Friday in theaters and on HBO Max. A logo for ‘Dune: Part 2’ accompanied the tweet, along with the caption: “This is only the beginning. Thank you to those who have experienced @dunemovie so far, and those who are going in the days and weeks ahead. We’re excited to continue the journey!”

Dune: Part 1 adapts the first half of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel. It is the story of Paul Atredies (Timothee Chalamet), heir to the House Atreides empire. The Atreides takeover of spice mining on planet Arrakis leads to an attempted coup by the House Harkonnen. Both Atreides and Harkonnen come up against the Fremen, indigenous people of Arrakis. Paul and his mother, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), meet Fremen Chani (Zendaya) and Stilgar (Javier Bardem) at the end of Dune: Part 1.

Dune: Part 1 opened in the U.S. with $40.1 million dollars; the film was delayed from an October 2020 opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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