This past weekend, the embargo on coverage out of Dune: Part Two‘s press junket lifted and a slew of new cast interviews have made their way online. A variety of critics and media outlets, who got the opportunity to watch the full movie early, took their burning questions to its stars—Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, and Stellan Skarsgård—and director Denis Villeneuve.
Scroll down to watch this latest round of Dune: Part Two cast interviews here (on mobile tap videos a second time to start playback). We’ll continue to add more, as they’re released.
Brandon Davis, from ComicBook.com, kicks off back-to-back talks (28 minutes in total) with Denis Villeneuve on once again bringing Dune to life on screen—this time with even more IMAX—as well as the director’s optimal approach to pacing. Highlights from subsequent cast interviews include reactions, from Zendaya and Florence Pugh, to the movies emotionally “painful” ending and what may lie ahead.
Jake Hamilton’s round of interviews (28 minutes) with the Dune: Part Two cast continues exploration of the movie’s character journeys, the pervasive influence of Frank Herbert’s Dune throughout pop culture—including, for example, references in a decades-old music video featuring Christopher Walken—and a demo of how to do the sand walk!
AP film writer Lindsey Bahr talks (nine minutes) with Timothée Chalamet and Austin Butler about performing the Paul-Feyd fight scene in the movie, the former actor’s experience of filming in the Jordanian desert, and that viral Dune: Part Two popcorn bucket coming soon to AMC Theaters.
Pay or Wait
Sharronda Williams’s interview (seven minutes) with Zendaya and Florence Pugh explores how both actors learned to speak up and establish agency for themselves in the film industry.
Black Film and TV
Wilson Morales, from Blackfilmandtv.com, speaks with the Dune: Part Two cast and director Denis Villeneuve (18 minutes) about their experiences working together and learning from each other, as well as the atmosphere on the movie’s enormous sets.
Timothėe Chalamet, Austin Butler, Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Josh Brolin, and Dave Bautista discuss guidance from Denis Villeneuve, approaches to (overcoming) anxiety and fear, and various hobbies of interest (22 minutes).
Where is the Buzz
Wayne Ayers asks Rebecca Ferguson about what her character Lady Jessica truly believes about Paul and his destiny, plus which other character fans will enjoy most (two minutes).
Black Girl Nerds
Jamie Broadnax interviews Zendaya, Florence Pugh, and Dave Bautista about their roles in Dune: Part Two. The discussion (10 minutes) explores key relationship dynamics for Chani (with Paul) and Rabban (with Feyd).
The Mary Sue
Julia Glassman asks Rebecca Ferguson about playing Lady Jessica and how the character changes in the second movie (four minutes).
Her interview with Dave Bautista (five minutes) covers how the actor prepared for the role of Rabban and his insightful discussions with Denis Villeneuve.
Denis Villeneuve elaborates on the transformative process of adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune based on his vision and how he approached the movie’s world building (three minutes).
Terri Seymour’s interview with Timothée Chalamet and Austin Butler (nine minutes) reflects on the latter’s “terrifying” transformation into Feyd, preparing for their epic fight scene together, and the casts social interactions off the set.
With Zendaya and Florence Pugh, the discussion (nine minutes) covers Chani’s inner struggles—between following her beliefs and loving Paul—and Irulan’s scenes with the Emperor, played by Christopher Walken. Plus, talking with the latter on the topic on donuts.
In an artfully-edited interview by Nerdist, Maude Garrett talks (for 27 minutes) with director Denis Villeneuve and the full group of stars on the action-packed spectacle of Dune: Part Two, expanded roles for Chani and Irulan, relationship dynamics among the villainous Harkonnens, and what lies ahead in “Part Three.” The conversation even touches on the now infamous Dune popcorn bucket…
Steven Weintraub interviews Timothée Chalamet and Austin Butler (five minutes) regarding deleted scenes, their first meeting (and fight) on set, and former’s monologue in the Fremen language.
Zendaya and Florence Pugh share about which of their Dune: Part Two scenes were the most challenging to perform. in this movie. This interview (five minutes) offers insights into how much screen-time Princess Irulan will have in the movie.
Rebecca Ferguson offers an update on the second season of Apple TV+’s Silo, before discussing Frank Herbert’s Dune novels and their portrayal of the fascinating Bene Gesserit order. The actor revealed a scene that she (unsuccessfully) tried to convince Denis Villeneuve to include in Dune: Part Two and how she prepared for her transformation in the movie (4 minutes):
In Steve Weintraub’s discussion with Denis Villeneuve (nine minutes), the director explains his stance regarding (not) revisiting deleted scenes and why he kept both of his Dune movies under a three-hour runtime. The director also touches on his current work of writing a script for Dune Messiah, and why this may not be his next movie.
Josh Brolin offers insights into his character Gurney Halleck’s state of mind, leading up to the reunion with Paul Atreides. The actor also discusses his most challenging scene in Dune: Part Two, which involved shooting an intensive sword-fight in one take (five minutes):
Director Denis Villeneuve talks to ScreenRant.com about the challenges of writing Dune: Part Two and the story changes he’s made with his adaptation, knowing what lies ahead in Dune: Messiah. If you were fast Tuesday morning, you may have watched an earlier version of this interview that mentioned a (potentially) major spoiler. That’s been edited out for the following video (five minutes).