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Christopher Walken To Play The Emperor In 'Dune: Part Two'


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Christoper Walken has signed on to play the role of the Emperor in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Dune: Part Two.

Walken joins a cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Zendaya, and Josh Brolin, who are expected to reprise their roles.  Denis Villeneuve is back to direct, produce, and co-write the script with Jon Spaihts.

The sequel is scheduled for October 20th, 2023.

Source: Deadline

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I don't really want to question Denis here, and I love Christopher Walken as an actor and a personality, but he seems maybe a bit too weird to play Emperor Shaddam IV. I'll reserve final judgement, but as a fan of the books and the movies, I think Ralph Fiennes or Kenneth Branagh would be a better fit for what has so far been a decidedly less weird Dune than what David Lynch made 38 years ago.

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Christoper Walken IMO is perfect for this role, after all, we were supposed to get Salvador Dali in Jodorowsky's Dune which would have been really weird, Walken is weird, especially in more recent years but he is still an actor who can play a range of characters, especially if you take his role in Batman Returns where he played a more charismatic type of a bad guy. Also, it helps that his Fat Slim Boy music video had a Dune reference, which makes this casting genius in some respect.

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9 hours ago, SpiderS said:

Christoper Walken IMO is perfect for this role, after all, we were supposed to get Salvador Dali in Jodorowsky's Dune which would have been really weird, Walken is weird, especially in more recent years but he is still an actor who can play a range of characters, especially if you take his role in Batman Returns where he played a more charismatic type of a bad guy. Also, it helps that his Fat Slim Boy music video had a Dune reference, which makes this casting genius in some respect.

Yeah......Could have been a "Spoof"...

Christoper Walken as Batman!!!!!

You could call it.....The Dark Knight "does" Return!!!!

Be like a "Big Daddy"  (Nick Cage)!!!....

Would have been so, so cool a role. For a younger Walken....

IMHO of course ;^)

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