The director of Dune Part 2 was obsessed with a detail related to Josh Brolin’s character


  • Director Denis Villeneuve was obsessed with tying in a specific scene involving Josh Brolin’s character, Gurney Halleck.
  • Gurney Halleck is an important character and staunch ally of House Atreides, and the sequel promises to give him more exposure.
  • The continuation, Dune Part Twowill introduce new characters like Princess Irulan Corrino (played by Florence Pugh) and Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen (played by Austin Butler).

As it appears Dune Part Two will be even more faithful to Frank Herbert’s book, at least as far as one particular detail regarding Josh Brolin’s character Gurney Halleck is concerned. And it’s a detail director Denis Villeneuve became a little obsessed with. In fact, it’s something the filmmaker has wanted to include since the first film but couldn’t, instead making it a part of the new chapter.

The sequel centers on Paul Atreides, who joins forces with Chani and the Freeman to avenge his family’s fate. The film will see the return of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem and Brolin, who has now been revealed to finally be playing Basilet.

In the world of dune, the Basilet is a nine-stringed musical instrument that Gurney Halleck is an expert at, but Brolin was not seen playing it in the first film as the scene was cut from the theatrical version. Fortunately, Dune Part Two will deliver a scene where the character demonstrates his skills, as Villeneuve teased in an interview with Richand admits that it was something that had bothered him for some time:

“The Gurney song survived the second part! He became an odd priority for me. But Josh Brolin is a poet and we played him together. It was great.”

John Brolin’s character Gurney Halleck is one of the most important characters from the world of dune due to his role as a staunch ally of House Atreides, a loyal warrior to both Leto and Paul, and one of the latter’s mentors, helping him become a great fighter. And it’s promising to hear he’ll be getting a bit more of a spotlight in the sequel.

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The meaning of the new additions in Dune part 2

Christopher Walken in Dune Part Two
Warner Bros. Pictures

Most of the original cast are returning for the anticipated sequel, but they won’t be the only key characters in this new adventure. Dune Part Two will also feature some new faces who add a lot to the story as both good guys and bad guys.

Florence Pugh is one of the stars who will join the franchise in the sequel. She plays Princess Irulan Corrino, daughter of Emperor Shaddam IV, played by another newcomer, Christopher Walken. She is an academic and strategist, an intelligent and strong woman in the midst of a world in chaos.

Léa Seydoux will also play an important woman in the film. Lady Margot Fenring is a friend of the Emperor who spends a lot of time in House Harkonnen, but has many secrets and has a special mission to fulfill.

But there’s no doubt that one of the biggest additions to the movie is Austin Butler, who will play one of the main villains in the sequel. After stunning the world with his portrayal of the King of Rock & Roll elvisButler channels his dark side to play Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen’s nephew and heir. Fans of the books know Feyd-Rautha as a dangerous and cold-hearted fighter who would do anything to stop Paul Atreides and the Freeman.

dune part 2 was recently postponed to March 15, 2024.

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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