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Timothée Chalamet Eyes ‘Musical Cinematic Universe’ With His Bob Dylan and Austin Butler’s Elvis

Timothée Chalamet is ready to be a part of the MCU — the “musical cinematic universe,” that is.

In a recent interview with NME while promoting “Dune: Part Two,” Chalamet said he wants Austin Butler’s Elvis Presley to appear in his and James Mangold’s upcoming Bob Dylan film, “A Complete Unknown.”

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“I can’t wait for that film,” Butler said of the Dylan project. “I wish I could be on set every day to just watch the magic happen.”

“I wish you were in it!” Chalamet replied. “There’s an Elvis character in the Johnny Cash biopic [‘Walk the Line’]. It’s really brief, it’s very brief, but I was kind of wishing we could create a musical cinematic universe.”

Butler nabbed a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 film. He also received his first Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Chalamet will play Dylan in “A Complete Unknown,” from “Ford v. Ferrari” and “Walk the Line” filmmaker Mangold. The upcoming film, originally titled “Going Electric,” was first announced in early 2020.

“I’ve been picking Austin’s brain non-stop, but I feel — let’s let my film come out before I’m so lucky as to get included with Austin, he did such a phenomenal job,” Chalamet said, when asked if he and Butler have had conversations with each other about playing music legends. “But I do feel prideful about that too, because those are two artists that — I can’t speak from Elvis’ perspective, but deep in the Bob Dylan lore now, he had tremendous respect for Elvis and Sun Records.”

Chalamet and Butler star in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic “Dune: Part Two.” Chalamet reprises his role as Paul Atreides from Villeneuve’s 2021 “Dune,” while Butler portrays the villainous Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in the sequel.

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