Hollywood Veteran Christopher Walken Emperor Shaddam IV of Padisha starred in the second part of the science fiction epic by filmmaker Denise Villeneuve Dune. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walkan joins the long-awaited newcomers Florence Pug and Austin Butler in the Oscar-winning film. The Dune, published in October 2021, is based on the 1965 novel by author Frank Herbert, for universal acclaim. It follows the story of Paul Atroid (Timothy Chalmette), an intelligent and talented young man who has to travel to Arachis, the most dangerous planet in the universe, to secure the future of his family and people. .
Dune: As Atreides fights Freeman to free the desert Arachnids from the clutches of House Harkon, Part Two will resume from where it left off.
Although the character does not appear in the first film, Emperor Shaddam IV of Padisha is a key figure in Herbert’s novel, as he was responsible for sending Letro, the father of Paul Atroid, played by Oscar Isaac in the film, to Arachiz.
Chalamett and his teammates Sendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Javier Bardem return for the sequel.
Pug and Butler recently joined the cast as the Emperor’s Dark Princess and Fayed-Routa Harkon, the presiding heir to the Harkon dynasty.
The second part of Dune is expected to begin production later this year, with a release date of October 20, 2023.
John Spitez returns to write the screenplay with Villeneuve, who is directing and producing the second part.
Walken is best known for his performances in hits such as Anne Hall, The Deer Hunter, A View to a Kill, Batman Returns, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, and Catch Me If You Can.
He recently starred in two critically acclaimed shows – Amazon’s The Outlook and Apple TV + Series Severity.