Dune: Part Two confirms epic runtime

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Dune: Part Two confirms epic runtimeWarner Bros.

Dune: Part Two has a rather fittingly colossal runtime.

The film is once again directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners), and stars Timothée Chalamet as the Arrakis messiah-in-waiting Paul Atreides and Zendaya as his Fremen love interest Chani.

Now it's been confirmed that the film comes in at just over 2 hours 45 minutes (via IFCO).

That's 10 minutes longer than Dune: Part One, which nabbed six Oscars in 2022.

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In the upcoming sequel, Elvis and The Bikeriders actor Austin Butler joins the ensemble as Baron Harkonnen's deadly nephew Feyd-Rautha.

Addressing the role, he told Interview Magazine back in October: "I always feel an incredible pressure. I felt that when I was 12 years old. Even if the material doesn't really require it, I feel I need to do the best that I possibly can.

"That sets a bar, and then I'm always afraid that I'm going to miss something. With Dune it was interesting, because I met with Denis and we got along very well, and started talking about the character. At that point, we didn't even have a script, but as we started talking about Feyd, my imagination started running, and I started to feel the terror of the challenge."

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Butler, whose fellow Dune newcomers include Oppenheimer's Florence Pugh, Severance's Christopher Walken and Nightmare Alley's Tim Blake Nelson, went on to describe Villeneuve as "one of the greatest filmmakers alive".

"The thing with Denis is, you'll give an idea and then his mind will start to percolate, and then he'll come back with 10 more, and then you're feeding off of each other's imaginations," he shared.

Dune: Part Two hits cinemas on March 15.

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