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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation scores two MCU stars

January 13th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune has been dipping into the MCU…

Stellan Skarsgard is to play the villainous Baron Harkonnen, whose family previously ruled Arrakis and has a long hatred of the Atreides family, plotting with the galactic emperor to destroy it.

He joins the newly added Dave Bautista who is to play his nephew, “Beast” Rabban.

The actors are well known to MCU fans for playing Professor Erik Selvig and Drax respectively.

The two join an already impressive cast including Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the son of the ruler of the family, who is forced to escape into the desert wastelands and partner with its nomadic tribes. Using enhanced mental abilities, he eventually rises to become their ruler, with the nomads believing he is their messiah, and leads an army to overthrow the empire, and  Rebecca Ferguson as Atreides’ mother, Lady Jessica, who escapes with him into the desert and helps him become a savior in their eyes.

Bautista also starred in Villeneuve’s rather brillian Blade Runner 2049.

This is definitely one to be excited for…

Source: THR and 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….