The “Dune” universe will reportedly be beneath Christopher Walken’s rule.
The legendary Academy Award-winning actor, recognized for iconic roles in movies like “The Deer Hunter” and “King of New York,” is anticipated to play Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV in Legendary and Warner Bros.’ “Dune: Half Two,” Deadline reported.
The Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi sequel is about for Oct. 20, 2023. The movie is anticipated to star newcomers to the “Dune” franchise together with upcoming “Elvis” actor Austin Butler and “Black Widow” star Florence Pugh, in keeping with Deadline.
The movie appears to kick manufacturing off in late 2022.
Walken will play a ruler of the recognized universe, a notable character within the franchise.
The character was performed by José Ferrer within the 1984 “Dune” movie and Giancarlo Giannini within the 2000 “Frank Herbert’s Dune” SyFy sequence.
The information comes quickly after Walken starred as Burt Goodman within the Apple TV+ sci-fi sequence “Severance.” The streaming platform introduced in April the sequence could be renewed for a second season.
Walken’s company, ICM Companions, and Legendary didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for remark.
Twitter customers had been delighted to be taught that the “Extra Cowbell” sketch star could quickly squirm his manner into the “Dune” universe.