Christopher Walken will play Emperor Shaddam IV in Denis Villeneuve’s Dunne: Part Two.
Walken has joined a full-star team that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin and (probably) Florence Pugh, Deadline reports.
The veteran actor has recently appeared in Bristol comedy The Outlaws – in which he painted over Banksy ‘s true artwork – as well as Severance, which was renewed for the second season last month (April 6).
Dunne’s Premiere: Part Two was launched last month, according to Villeneuve – who will return to write, direct and produce the final chapter of the epic – and the film is expected to arrive in October 2023.
The sequel for the hit film 2021 was officially announced last October, after the new film earned over $ 40 million at the box office in the United States in its opening weekend, and only won six Oscars.
Speaking to ET Canada at a pre – Oscars event celebrating Canada’s Oscar nomination, Villeneuve said of the upcoming sequel: “It’s going to be tough. At the moment I’m preparing. Monday morning, As soon as I leave we Los Angeles, it will start the preparation ”.
As for what to expect, he said: “I can’t say anything about the film – I don’t like talking about projects in the making – but it’s probably going to be the biggest challenge of my career , again, because it’s even more complicated than the first part. “
Villeneuve, meanwhile, announced a bigger role for Zendaya in the upcoming sequel, and also responded to rumors that Florence Pugh has been cast in Dunne: Part 2, saying he is a “perpetrator”. Florence’s huge followers, “but” things have not solidified. “Still about his appearance in the sequel.