Zendaya Open to Reprising Role in Dune: Part Three

In the world of Sci-fi cinema, the anticipation surrounding the release of Dune: Part Two is gathering momentum. One of the most exciting updates is that Zendaya is set to resume her role as Chani in the next part of the series. Director Denis Villeneuve has hinted at the significant role that characters Lady Jessica and Chani play in Dune: Part Two, also shedding some light on the development of the third installment, colloquially referred to as Dune: Messiah. This final chapter promises to be the epic close of Paul Atreides’ journey. Keeping the fans at the edge of their seats, there will be exclusive early screenings of Dune: Part Two on Sunday, February 25, along with special IMAX showings of Tenet which will feature never-before-seen footage from Dune 2.

Zendaya Eager to Return as Chani in ‘Dune 3’

One can’t discuss the Dune series without mentioning Zendaya, who plays the iconic role of Chani. The actor recently expressed her eagerness to reprise Chani in Dune 3. She exhibited an evident trust in director Denis Villeneuve’s approach towards the franchise and spoke about her excitement for what lies ahead.
She said:

“Would we be down? I mean, of course. Any time Denis calls, it’s a yes from me. I’m excited to see what happens. I started ‘Messiah’ and I was like, ‘Woah, I’m only shooting the first movie. Let me just go back to the first one.’ It’s so much to take in, but there’s no better hands with better care and love for it than Denis.”

Zendaya also stated that she patiently awaits Villeneuve’s readiness to share the next pieces of the franchise with the world.

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Denis Villeneuve Teases Dune 3

Director Denis Villeneuve gave fans a glimpse into the future of the franchise while emphasizing the key focus on characters, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) and Chani (Zendaya) in Dune: Part Two.

The director also discussed the progress of Dune 3, presently referred to as Dune: Messiah. Delighted about the screenplay, Villeneuve said:

“There’s the dream of making an edition of Dune: Messiah — the third movie, which would be the end of the journey of Paul Atreides. It would make absolute sense for me to do the movie. That movie is being written right now. The screenplay is almost finished, but it is not finished. It will take a little time.”

Villeneuve stated that while he is unsure of when he’ll return to Arrakis, the Dune series’ setting, he’d love to revisit it one last time.

Early Screenings and Exclusive Clips for Fans

Dune: Part Two will hit the big screens on March 1st. However, the eager fans have an exciting opportunity to return to Arrakis early. On Sunday, February 25, special advance screenings of Dune: Part Two will be held, with tickets already up for grabs. Furthermore, special IMAX showings of Tenet will run the week preceding Dune 2’s theatrical release, featuring exclusive footage from Villeneuve’s much-awaited sequel.

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Wrapping Up

The upcoming chapters of the Dune series carry massive expectations that fans worldwide are eager to see unfold. With Zendaya’s return as Chani in the third part and Denis Villeneuve’s exciting teasers, the anticipation only continues to intensify. To follow all the latest updates and discussions about the Dune series, head over to HitPlay.

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