The recently released teaser trailer for Dune: Part Two gives us a good idea of what to expect from this sequel. The teaser opens on Paul (Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya) bonding, following the ending of Part One. In a recent interview, director Villeneuve said “the epicentre of the story is this relationship” and “if we don’t capture that … there’s no movie.” But the standout moment of this teaser comes near the end, with a thrilling sequence of Paul attempting to ride one of Arrakis’ mighty sandworms – a rite of passage needed to become a member of the Fremen.
While the trailer mainly focusses on Paul, we do see glimpses of the rest of the cast. We get our first looks at Princess Irulan (Pugh); Margot Fenring (Seydoux); and Feyd-Rautha (Butler), who appears in a visually distinct, black and white sequence.
One of my most controversial film opinions is that I wasn’t a huge fan of Villeneueve’s first Dune movie – I found it dull and unsatisfying. However, after watching the teaser for Part Two, I have to say, I’m actually quite excited for it, as it looks like a step up from the first part in nearly every way.
Dune: Part Two releases exclusively in cinemas on November 3rd!