“Dune: Part Two” will pick up where the previous movie left off. Presumably, those who enjoyed the first installment will be eager to return for more of Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, not to mention some giant sandworms. The sequel has a lot going for it and feels very much like it could have major breakout potential, with the follow-up grossing more than its predecessor. Optimistically, this could be a “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” ($375 million worldwide) to “Across the Spider-Verse” ($690 million worldwide) situation.
That would be the most optimistic version of the movie’s box office prospects. Frankly, theaters need the help and it would be a more than welcome boost to 2024 if the sequel can manage to outperform the original. That would also all but guarantee that Villeneuve gets the chance to make “Dune Messiah” and round out his trilogy. When this whole thing started, Warner Bros. believed that this could be a major sci-fi franchise. This re-release was another small step on the road to making that a reality.
“Dune: Part Two” hits theaters on March 1, 2024.