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Christopher Walken will play the emperor in Dune: Part Two

May 12th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Because we weren’t excited enough for Dune: Part Two already!

Yes, Hollywood legend – and one of my favourite actors [and dream interview subjects] – Christopher Walken has been cast in director Denis Villeneuve’s second movie based on Frank Herbert’s iconic sci-fi series as Emperor Shaddam IV, a major role in the tale.

Walken will play the ruler of the known universe who initially sends the Atreides family to Arrakis in order to cause their downfall. In the continuation, he and the baron terrorize the populace and must contend with the rebellion. Jose Ferrer played the part in the 1984 movie adaptation by David Lynch.

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The sequel sees Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Javier Bardem returning and being joined by Florence Pugh and Austin Butler among others.

Pugh will play Princess Irulan, the daughter of the emperor.

Walken is a legend and one of the best actors you could ever hope to have in a movie, having him a role like this seems like an absolute gift.

No word on when we’ll see the sequel but it sounds like it’ll be well worth the wait.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….