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Dune: Part Three isn't greenlit yet, with studio exec saying director needs to "gets the script right"

CEO Josh Grode also said that "we have to have all creative stakeholders aligned and support the vision"

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With Dune: Part Two only a few days into its theatrical run, fans are already thinking about Dune: Part Three. And apparently, they aren't the only ones. In an article published by CNBC, the CEO of Legendary (the studio responsible for Dune) spoke on the possibility of a third chapter to the epic space opera.

Josh Grode, CEO of Legendary Entertainment, begins by singing the praises of the film currently in theaters. "It is a stupendous piece of filmmaking," he waxes, "There’s no other way to say it. I’ve just about run out of adjectives."

The article moves on quickly to Grode's thoughts on a Dune: Part Three which, despite the success of its predecessor, is not guaranteed. Grode had two stipulations in particular for getting a third film going.

First, he says, "We have to have all creative stakeholders aligned and support the vision." Next, and perhaps more interestingly, the CEO says director Denis Villeneuve has to be working with the right material.

"I think everybody is very excited and really enjoying this moment," said the exec. "And if Denis gets the script right and he feels that he can deliver another experience on par with what we’ve just completed then I don’t see why not."

We don't see why not either, Josh.

As Popverse has already reported, Denis Villeneuve has already formulated part of a script for Dune: Part Three, which he says would be based on Dune Messiah, the sequel to Frank Herbrt's first Dune book. But will he, in Grode's words, "get the script right?"

I'm not much of a betting man, but I'd be willing to put down some cash on that.

Dune: Part Two is in theaters now. Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets.


Need more spice (heh) in your life? Popverse has all the Dune coverage you could want. From Dune: Part Two's ending explained, to details on the sequels and TV show prequels that are planned, to how to prep for the next film with a Dune watch order, to which Frank Herbert story Denis Villeneuve believes would make a great Dune: Part Three, and even which movies to watch after you've finished Dune.

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