Dune was one of the most anticipated films of 2020, and after multiple delays, it finally saw a wider audience last weekend. While the critics have been praising the film, a lot of members of the general audience have found the film a bit lacking when it comes to action setpieces, and director Denis Villeneuve says that it will be addressed in the sequel.
Talking to Fandango, Villeneuve explains:
I laid the base, the basics of the world – it’s done now. I don’t have to explain most of the world. So now I can just have fun with cinema. [laughs] That’s what I will say, is that I think if ever such a thing happens as a Part 2, it’s going to be a cinematic party. I mean, it’s not the right word. I apologize. I will say it is going to be a cinematic blast for me. I think that I could create something much more built into cinematic action and less talking.
If anything, adapting Dune for the big screen proves to be a monumental task. Even though the film was already exposition-heavy, people who have read the books will say that it still didn’t cover a lot of ground, from the way mentats work to the betrayal within House Atreides.
By any case, the film very much delivers with its ‘Star Wars for adults’ vibe, and though I don’t expect general audiences to love it, it’s certainly a treat for any lover of the sci-fi genre.
Catch Dune now in theaters and on HBO Max.