July 3, 2022

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Christopher Walken Joins Massive Cast as Emperor of the Universe

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The character was left in the shadow in the first film

doon 2 continues to make headlines with its cast announcements, and the latest person to join is Christopher Walken, The Denis Villeneuve-directed film already has a stellar cast, and now big names are joining in. The first part premiered on HBO Max and in select theaters on October 2021, and ended in a cliffhanger. Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction novel was big, and Villeneuve was about to deliver the full experience in several films. The second film is in its casting process, with a release date set for October 2023.

Christopher Walken’s character

Christopher Walken
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Christopher Walken is set to star as the Emperor of the Universe. His full name is Emperor Shaddam IV, Padishah of House Corino. He may not have been present in the first film, but he played a big role. The Emperor is the one who sent Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac) to rule the desert kingdom of Arrakis. He always knew that this would lead to bad blood between House Atreides and House Harkonnen. And of course, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgrd) of House Harkonnen instigates a siege that killed Duke Leto, and his son Paul (Timothie Chalamet) went into hiding. Paul now joins the local Freeman community to rebel against the Harkonnens.

Christopher Walken will join Florence Pugh (little Women) and Austin Butler (elvis,

role of emperor

Dune
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We’re hoping Villeneuve continues to faithfully embrace the novel. If he does, the Emperor is a truly observable character. He will reach Arrakis with Harkonnen and attack the Freemen and their new allies. Skarsgard has already proven himself to be dangerous with his character, so Christopher Walken will have to stay one step ahead.

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