Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, Actors of Dune 2, Thrill Fans at Premiere

London was abuzz with excitement on Thursday night as Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya graced the red carpet for the highly anticipated world premiere of their latest film, Dune: Part Two.

Enthusiastic crowds of devoted supporters lined up for hours to catch a glimpse of them, and erupted into cheers as they made their entrance.

The crowd was captivated by Zendaya’s entrance, as she donned a breathtaking metallic suit that left everyone in awe.

The highly anticipated follow-up was initially scheduled to debut last autumn.

Zendaya made a stunning entrance wearing a complete silver metallic suit

The release date was delayed because of the Hollywood actors and writers strikes that affected the industry for a significant portion of the previous year.

“It’s a huge relief to finally release the movie,” director Denis Villeneuve shared with BBC News. He mentioned that he will be anxiously awaiting the film’s release next month.

Florence Pugh and Austin Butler were also part of the star-studded cast that came together to celebrate the film’s launch.

Rebecca Ferguson and Austin Butler, two of Dune’s A-list actors, walked the red carpet in London on Thursday

The 1965 science fiction epic Dune, written by Frank Herbert, was the recipient of multiple awards, including the Hugo, before its 1965 release.

In it, Chalamet’s Paul Atreides teams up with Zendaya’s Chani and the Fremen desert dwellers to defeat a massive enemy army.

In the follow-up, Chalamet’s character continues his quest for vengeance against the conspirators responsible for his family’s demise while also learning their unique method of surviving on the desolate desert world.

The role’s critical and financial success put “a little bit of pressure” on Chalamet to finish filming, he said.

The actor expressed his desire for a third instalment of Dune while walking the red carpet. “I really hope so, I really hope so,” he expressed confidently.

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Timothée Chalamet takes a selfie with fans on the red carpet

The world of Dune can be quite overwhelming for those who haven’t read the books. It is filled with enchanting prophecies, colossal sandworms, and conflicting factions.

However, for numerous attendees at Thursday’s gathering in Leicester Square, the original material wasn’t the primary factor that brought them there.

“I can’t wait to catch a glimpse of Timothée Chalamet,” expressed an enthusiastic fan. “I adore him,” another young girl exclaimed, tightly holding onto a cardboard cutout of Chalamet.

Another fan shared with the BBC that she eagerly awaited a glimpse of Zendaya.

Chalamet gained widespread recognition in 2017’s Call Me By Your Name, propelling him to become the youngest-ever Oscar nominee for best actor.

He has quickly gained popularity on the internet and has become a favourite among millennials and Generation Z.

In the UK, the 28-year-old has gained a new following thanks to his comments in an interview about finding Hull’s accent to be “sexy”.

Zendaya, 27, is widely recognised as a fashion icon and has garnered a devoted fan base through her notable performances in Spiderman alongside her boyfriend Tom Holland and in Dune: Part One.

There was also a lot of excitement when the actor from Masters of Air, Butler, made an entrance, accompanied by his model girlfriend, Kaia Gerber.

Renowned for his acclaimed performance as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film Elvis (2022), Butler has now made his highly anticipated entrance into the world of Dune as the menacing and distinctive villain Feyd-Rautha.

“Playing this character was an absolute blast,” Butler exclaimed. He mentioned his strong admiration for the book and the initial film. “It was an incredible experience that I will never forget.”

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Additionally, joining the Dune franchise is actress Pugh, who portrays the character Princess Irulan.

“She’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before,” Pugh shared with BBC News, when asked to compare the character to some of her other memorable roles.

“Despite maintaining my usual wisdom and assertiveness, everything feels more subdued now. Perhaps it’s an opportunity for me to explore new horizons and take on a different role. I am fortunate to have Denis guiding me, a privilege that everyone in this cast deeply appreciates.”

The cast is filled with well-known actors, including Rebecca Ferguson from Mission Impossible, who plays the role of Paul Atreides’s mother, and Josh Brolin as General Gurney Halleck.

Christopher Walken, who plays Emperor Shaddam, is a fresh addition to the sequel, although he was not present at the London premiere.

Anticipating something wonderful

The anticipation surrounding Dune: Part Two is soaring, following the tremendous triumph of its predecessor.

Dune: Part One, released in October 2021, received an impressive ten Oscar nominations and ultimately won six awards in various categories such as cinematography, editing, score, visual effects, production design, and sound.

Additionally, it proved to be a major hit at the box office, raking in over $400 million worldwide.

The excitement surrounding the upcoming film is immense, to the point where it has sparked a viral popcorn bucket with a unique lid resembling a sandworm.

It’s yet to be determined how audiences worldwide will react to Dune: Part Two, but for devoted fans who had the opportunity to witness their beloved idols Chalamet, Zendaya, and their fellow cast members at the premiere, this was the moment they had eagerly anticipated.

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