Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve, stood out as one of the rare box-office successes in 2021. Subsequently, it garnered ten Academy Award nominations in 2022. Adapted from the first half of Frank Herbert’s iconic sci-fi novel, the film features a host of notable characters portrayed by actors such as Josh Brolin, Timothée Chalamet, and Zendaya.

The director has been diligently working on the sequel, refining the script, and enlisting fresh cast members. But he hasn’t concluded sharing anecdotes about the first film. During an interview with Empire Magazine, Denis Villeneuve candidly revealed their intent to reintegrate the previously omitted material concerning Josh Brolin’s character, ensuring that justice will be served in the upcoming second part!

Dune director on bringing back deleted material


Dune is one of the best adaptations of Frank Herbert’s iconic sci-fi novel of the same name. It was a blockbuster grossing over $400 million worldwide. However, people missed some scenes from Josh Brolin’s favorite instrument the baliset. It was an important part of Gurnery’s character, but Denis Villeneuve decided to delete a musical part in the first movie.

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But thankfully, because of the #justiceforbaliset campaign, the baliset is getting back its lost position in the sequel. Director Denis Villeneuve said in the interview:

“The Gurney song survived ‘Part Two’! It became a weird priority for me. But Josh Brolin is a poet and we played it together. It was awesome.”

The director was happy to bring back the extraordinary talent of Brolin, who is a poet

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Josh Brolin missed an important part of his character


Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve, boasts an ensemble cast featuring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, and David Dastmalchian.

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Among the pivotal characters, Brolin’s portrayal stands out—his character possesses a remarkable blend of scholarly acumen and poetic prowess. While his musical talents weren’t showcased in the first part, a fleeting moment of employing the baliset alluded to his artistic gift.

Hailing from the Atriedes family, Josh Brolin’s character adeptly nurtures skills in music and literature. With this insight into their favorite character’s aptitude, fans are eagerly anticipating the onscreen depiction of Josh Brolin playing the baliset. The prospect of a new song in Dune Part 2 has ignited excitement among viewers.

Anticipation is building among audiences to watch Dune Part 2 in theaters, scheduled for an early 2024 release.

Source: Slashfilm

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