Austin Butler just became a household name by playing the King of Rock and Roll in the Elvis biopic, but now he’s set to get inspiration from another musician to play his role in the upcoming Dune sequel.
Talking to Vanity Fair, Denis Villeneuve talks about Butler’s take on the Harkonnen prince Feyd-Rautha, to which he says:
“Austin Butler brought to the screen something that would be a cross between a psychotic, sociopath serial killer and Mick Jagger.”
We don’t have a look at Butler performing in the film yet, but we do have a teaser image for his Feyd-Rautha in costume:
First look at Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha in ‘DUNE: PART 2’.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) April 27, 2023
It’s actually pretty curious that Mick Jagger should be inspiration for Feyd, as the original actor who played him onscreen was also a musician, Sting from The Police. It’s unclear exactly how much of the movie will lean on Feyd’s character, but I’m sure a lot of fans are excited to the two avatars of skinny white boys —Butler and Timothee Chalamet—go neck-and-neck in a sci-fi duel to the death.
With a November release for the film, we’ll probably have to wait a little longer until we get a teaser for Dune: Part Two, but with all the images that have been released this month; I think a trailer drop could happen sometime around June or near the end of May.
Dune: Part Two comes to cinemas on Nov. 3.