DUNE TALK: Movie, Video Game, and Comic News Roundup (February)

February has brought some exciting developments and we’re back on this week’s Dune Talk show to break it all down. First up is some Dune movie news, with that big milestone… Just how significant is $400M at the box office? We also dive into the recent Denis Villeneuve interview in Empire, covering Dune: Part Two status and the director’s perspectives on deleted scenes.

Plus, the “Duniverse”, our expanded news segment, is back! Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon discuss the first Dune: Spice Wars video game footage and newly announced Dune: The Waters of Kanly comic book mini-series.

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Dune Talk: Episode 29 – February News Roundup

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Show Notes

Dune news stories covered on this show:

  1. Five months after it’s international premiere in September 2021, the Dune movie crosses the $400M mark at worldwide box office.
  1. Denis Villeneuve provides an update on Dune: Part Two, including expectations that he’ll start shooting the movie by end of summer 2022. The director also elaborates on scenes that didn’t make the final cut in the first film and possibilities of revisiting some of these.
  1. A new trailer is released for Dune: Spice Wars, featuring the first look at actual gameplay footage from the upcoming 4X real-time strategy video game, being developed by Funcom and Shiro Games. An early access release, on Steam, is confirmed for spring 2022.
  1. BOOM! Studios announces Dune: The Waters of Kanly, an upcoming four-issue comic book mini-series focusing on Gurney Halleck. Like their recent one-shot releases, this story takes place during the time period of Frank Herbert’s original Dune novel and the ongoing movie adaptation.

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