Dune Part 2 Is ‘More Cutthroat’ Than Part 1, But There’s Some ‘Absurd Humor’ Too

It is the destiny of Paul Atreides to become the Messiah — or the Kwisatz Haderach, ​​a super-being with a mind powerful enough to breach space and time. In the “Dune” books, after Paul commences his hero’s journey, he is gradually entangled in the dangerous intergalactic conflicts that have engulfed his family whole, all while navigating his enemies and forging a relationship with the indigenous Fremen on the planet of Arrakis. And then there’s House Harkonnen and its nefarious members. That includes Beast Rabban (Dave Bautista), who uses brute force and fear to control the planet’s indigenous population and accomplish his goals.

We’ve only seen a glimpse of the galaxy’s politics in “Dune” — and the sequel, “Dune: Part Two,” will explore the cutthroat House Harkonnen and its tactics that are yet to come. Per Bautista, things are “so much more amped up” on “Dune: Part Two” in contrast to the previous chapter, which served more as a tour of the world of Arrakis. Here’s what the “Army of the Dead” actor said during an interview with Collider:

“This is so amped up from the first film. The first film was just an introduction to what this film is. There’s just so much going on, it’s so much more cutthroat and political and intense.”

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