Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated next entry in the Dune franchise is almost here, and a recent report suggests that the current Dune: Part Two runtime is over three hours long.
This comes from a new report from World of Reel, which notes that the current cut of Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two is a whopping 3 hours and 15 minutes long. Of course, with so much time between now and the planned November 3, 2023 premiere date, things can change.
For comparison’s sake, the first Dune ran for 2 hours and 35 minutes, so it seems as if the sequel will almost certainly be longer, regardless of how much of it is trimmed down in the editing process.
What do we know about Dune: Part Two?
“This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family,” reads the synopsis. “Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.”
Dune: Part Two is once again being directed by Denis Villeneuve. The returning cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, and Stephen McKinley Henderson. Joining them is Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha, Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, and Souheila Yacoub as Shishakli.
Upon release, the first film went on to garner critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. It also racked up a whopping 10 Academy Award nominations. It won six of them, including Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects.