Dune 2 villain details intensive training for Navy SEALs in film

'Dune 2' star Austin Butler reveals he took the time to participate in a rigorous training regime put in place by real Navy SEALs.

Austin Butler had to undergo Navy SEAL training to prepare for his role in Dune: Part 2. The sequel to Denis Villeneuve's 2021 sci-fi blockbuster will be released in 2023 and will continue the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). In the first Dune, Paul discovers that he will greatly affect the fate of the universe, while his father (Oscar Isaac) works to protect the most important resource on the planet Arrakis, a hallucinogenic spice that can Enhanced intelligence, including interstellar flight. Dune: Part Two will have the opportunity to delve deeper into Paul's character after Leto's death, as Paul's destiny continues to shine through.

With Dune: Part 2 on the horizon, Butler joins the team as the ruthless and fearsome Fayd Lauza, heir to the rival Harkonnen empire. Butler will be a new cast member for Dune 2, as Feder Lausar barely appears in the first half of Frank Herbert's novel Dune, resulting in the character being left out of the first film. To prepare for the role, Butler told backstage that he enlisted a Navy SEAL to help him get in shape in time for filming. look at his Quoted below:

"For Dune, there were different challenges; there were certain physical things from the first meeting with Denis, [knowing] what his vision was. I worked with this…Navy Seal [guy] who trained me for months beforehand just to get my body into a place where it was available to not only be an imposing physical presence but do whatever was asked of me." "The interesting thing was doing that in the middle of Elvis press. I was doing that until Cannes, and then I was having to do all the press during the day and then train at night. That was a thing I had to manage during Elvis. [During Elvis], I could completely eliminate everything in the outside world, and now I had to learn how to do that in the midst of balancing other things, but it's still all that all-encompassing energy. I love living in these other worlds… I just let it consume me."

Everything We Know About Dune 2

In addition to Butler as Feyd-Rautha, Dune: Part II has exciting new additions to the cast. Christopher Walken joins the team as Shadam IV, Emperor of the Corino Empire, who plots with the Harknin family to end Leto's family. Florence Pugh will play Princess Irulan, daughter of Emperor Shadam, an accomplished scholar who contributes much of the novel's prose. With Chalamet revealing that filming on Dune 2 has wrapped, audiences may get their first glimpse of these new characters soon.

Into the Dunes: Part II, has laid the groundwork for the story to delve into more action-packed territory. Villeneuve, who previously directed "Blade Runner 2049," has said that "Dune: Part Two" will have the opportunity to explore the entire universe in greater depth, while also including more amazing action and character work. While there are still many questions about the direction the story is going after departing from the source material in some subtle but important ways, Chalamet emphasized that one important thing will remain the same: as Dune: Part II changes Paul Atreides, who will become more and more confident himself and his abilities.

Paul will report on the long war between the Harkonnen and the Fremen as Dune departs from the meeting with the Fremen tribe of Stilgar. The Emperor will be forced to step in to prevent Paul's ascension, which will only lead to further war as Paul struggles to fulfill his destiny as Kwisatz Haderach, a mysterious and powerful figure created through a breeding program that has lasted thousands of years. After Dune: Part II, Paul's story will continue to show the shortcomings of a strong and charismatic leader like him. Because of this, "Dune: Part 3" is more important than "Dune: Part 2", because it adapts the "Dune Messiah" novel and shows the flaws of Paul Atreides and his war.

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