Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is currently showing in cinemas and on HBO Max in the United States. The film has been doing quite well abroad and is anticipated to have a solid global opening weekend (domestic predictions are between $30M and $35M), but there is still a lot of uncertainty around the all-important sequel.
Villeneuve has seemed confident in the past that he would be able to make Dune: Part 2, and previous reports have suggested that Warner Bros. gave the filmmaker certain guarantees in order to convince him to agree to the day-and-date streaming release, implying that lower box office returns would not necessarily preclude him from making a sequel.
Well now I think we have confirmation that there will in fact be a Dune sequel based on Ann Sarnoff’s recent comments. Ann Sarnoff is the chairwoman and CEO of Warner Bros.
Now, WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff has suggested that a follow-up may already be greenlit. “Will we have a sequel to Dune? If you watch the movie you see how it ends. I think you pretty much know the answer to that,” she told Deadline.