Dune 2: Warner Bros Exec’s Latest Statement On The Denis Villeneuve Sequel Is Puzzling, Yet Optimistic

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune finally arrives in theaters and on HBO Max stateside today, but unlike David Lynch’s Dune movie from 1984, this version only adapts the first half of Frank Herbert’s original novel rather than the entire tome. So naturally a sequel would chronicle the latter half, but there’s been no official announcement yet about Dune 2 happening. That said, an enigmatic statement from WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff possibly indicates there’s added hope for the sequel bring brought to life.

Back in August, Denis Villeneuve said he was “optimistic” about Dune 2 happening, saying that Warner Bros. and Legendary were “100 percent behind” Dune and reportedly felt the movie “would need a really bad outcome at the box office” for a sequel not to be made. But that’s not the same as getting an official green light, yet here’s what Ann Sarnoff said when Deadline asked if Dune 2 is happening:

Will we have a sequel to Dune? If you watch the movie you see how it ends. I think you pretty much know the answer to that.

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