Get ready to head back to Arrakis with the first look at Dune 2, which showcases newcomers Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, and Léa Seydoux in costume, along with returning Dune stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgård.
In the new pictures, which come courtesy of Vanity Fair (opens in new tab), Pugh looks regal as Princess Irulan in a gold headdress. Butler's Feyd-Rautha, meanwhile, can only be glimpsed from behind in silhouette, but it's enough to reveal that his character will have a seriously sinister look.
"Austin Butler brought to the screen something that would be a cross between a psychotic, sociopath serial killer and Mick Jagger," director Denis Villeneuve told the publication.
FIRST LOOK: As the internet has deduced, yes, Austin Butler will be bald in #Dune. But there’s more to his lethal Harkonnen prince Feydh-Rautha than meets the eye.🔗: https://t.co/cAWV6AWpN6 pic.twitter.com/M4iJrjBagcApril 27, 2023
FIRST LOOK: Florence Pugh is Princess Irulan in #Dune: Part Two, the daughter of the supreme ruler of the galaxy, Emperor Shaddam IV.🔗: https://t.co/cAWV6AWpN6 pic.twitter.com/BewaV8oStzApril 27, 2023
We also see Chalamet's Paul out in the sand with eerily blue eyes. Fremen Stilgar (Bardem) and Chani (Zendaya) also feature in the first look images, and we see Paul and Chani sharing a romantic moment together. Brolin's Gurney Halleck, meanwhile, looks as if he's just been through a huge battle.
Skarsgård's Baron Harkonnen also smokes spice in a bath, while Dave Bautista’s Glossu Rabban holds a terrifying-looking weapon.
FIRST LOOK: The love story between Zendaya’s Chani and Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides is the “epicenter” of #Dune: Part Two.🔗: https://t.co/cAWV6AWpN6 pic.twitter.com/VhQ5YMHfPmApril 27, 2023
FIRST LOOK: Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides returns to the #Dune universe to avenge his fallen family and defeat the powers corrupting the galaxy.🔗: https://t.co/cAWV6AWpN6 pic.twitter.com/GOs9qTXUO0April 27, 2023
FIRST LOOK: In #Dune: Part Two, Zendaya’s character Chani has a much bigger presence—one that ignites sparks as she fights to defend her homeworld.🔗: https://t.co/cAWV6AWpN6 pic.twitter.com/el0iXA6PE2April 27, 2023
FIRST LOOK: Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, @DaveBautista and Josh Brolin in #Dune: Part Two. See more: https://t.co/cAWV6AWpN6 pic.twitter.com/CMKIDrRShQApril 27, 2023
Ferguson's Lady Jessica, meanwhile, has new tattoos all over her face, which relate to her son Paul. "Those tattoos are linked with the prophecy," Villeneuve revealed. "We see that there's a darkness, a very specific darkness in her eyes. Lady Jessica is one of the masterminds of Dune. She's trying to play her own agenda. The meaning of that look would be unveiled in Part Two."
Another of the Bene Gesserit, Lady Margot, is played by Seydoux, who looks imposing in a dark dress and hood. "Margot Fenring is a Bene Gesserit sister, but will be a secret agent in the movie," said Villeneuve.
FIRST LOOK: In #Dune, Lady Jessica believes that her son will become a powerful liberator for the galaxy and works to fulfill that prophecy—work which is now marked on her face.🔗: https://t.co/cAWV6AWpN6 pic.twitter.com/F2NqEfHbYzApril 27, 2023
FIRST LOOK: Léa Seydoux is Lady Margot in #Dune: Part Two. See more: https://t.co/cAWV6AWpN6 pic.twitter.com/4vcSghr8BRApril 27, 2023
The first trailer for Dune 2 debuted behind closed doors at CinemaCon, featuring Paul riding one of those giant worms.
Dune 2 arrives November 3, 2023. In the meantime, check out our guide to all the upcoming major movie release dates for everything else the year has in store.