Dune: Part Two has been officially greenlit and given a release date 1 month ago

Dune: Part Two has been officially greenlit and given a release date

We now know for sure we will get to see more massive space worms.

A sequel to Denis Villeneuve's Dune has been officially greenlit and given a release date.

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Production company Legendary Entertainment confirmed the news of the follow-up in a Twitter post.

"Thank you to those who have experienced Dune so far, and those who are going in the days and weeks ahead. We're excited to continue the journey," it wrote.

Released last week in Irish cinemas, Dune - co-written and directed by Villeneuve - adapts the first part of Frank Herbert's legendary sci-fi novel about the son (Timothée Chalamet) of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Though the movie is officially titled Dune, those who have seen it will know that its name actually appears onscreen as "Dune: Part One."

Prior to the film's release, there was the question as to whether Dune would make enough of a profit at the box office to greenlight a sequel that would tackle the second part of the book.

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However, having already been estimated as making over $220 million, as well as earning positive reviews from critics, a follow-up has now been confirmed with Villeneuve returning.

Dune: Part Two is set for a release on 20 October, 2023.