DUNE TALK: Anya Taylor-Joy Joins ‘Dune: Part Two’ Cast, Plus Spoiler Discussion

You asked, we listened. In addition to official Dune: Part Two news—Anya Taylor-Joy casting announcement, soundtrack reveal, and The Art and Soul of Dune: Part Two releases—we’re getting into spoilers on today’s Dune Talk! Garin, Marcus, and Simon address those rumors about certain characters and events in the movie. Director Denis Villeneuve stated that his adaptation has some differences from the book. Could those enhance or hurt the story’s timeless themes?

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Dune Talk: Episode 68 – Casting News and Spoilers

Note: Spoiler discussion starts 23 minutes into the episode.

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Show Notes

Key Dune news stories covered on this show:

  1. Anya Taylor-Joy made a surprise red carpet appearance at the Dune: Part Two premiere in London. The actor publicly confirmed that she’s playing a role in the movie, however couldn’t reveal which character yet.
  1. WaterTower Music announced that the Dune: Part Two original motion picture soundtrack, composed by Hans Zimmer, will be available on February 23, 2024. Two of the tracks have already been released as singles.
  1. Insight Editions has revealed two collector’s editions for The Art and Soul of Dune: Part Two, the behind-the-scenes book written by Tanya Lapointe and featuring hundreds of images from the movie. Both can be pre-ordered now and have a limited print run:
    • The portfolio edition ($130) comes inside an exclusive slipcase with four digitally-signed lithographic prints.
    • The artifact edition ($795) comes inside a clamshell box with a full-sized replica of the Fremen thumper prop used in the film, in addition to six digitally-signed lithographic art prints.

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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.