One of the most talked-about films of 2021 was Dune directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth. The sequel was confirmed by Legendary Entertainment shortly after Dune: Part One's strong box office performance. "This is only the beginning...," they tweeted on October 26, 2021. "We're excited to continue the journey!"
Talking about the cast of the sequel a source close to the project told variety.com that Butler is in "the very early stages" of joining the film. Butler joins the franchise alongside Florence Pugh, who was announced earlier this week as being in final negotiations as Princess Irulan. He will play a key villain role in filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune: Part Two’. The actor is the star of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming “Elvis,” which also comes from “Dune” studio Warner Bros.
Returning cast members for the movie include includes Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, and Javier Bardem. Unlike the first movie which was released on HBO Max on the same day that it hit US cinemas, it's expected that the sequel will receive an exclusive theatrical release in the US with no day-and-date streaming release.
Butler’s upcoming projects also include a role in the Apple TV Plus limited series “Masters of Air.”