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Bummer: We Might By no means See Dune 2’s Deleted Scenes


Denis Villeneuve, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin behind the scenes on Dune: Part Two

Denis Villeneuve, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin behind the scenes on Dune: Half Two
Picture: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Footage

Whereas the expertise of seeing Dune: Part Two in theaters has been compared to the discharge of The Two Towers and even The Return Of The King, Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic differs from its predecessors in a serious manner. (It’s not simply all that sand.) Don’t count on your post-home-release, five-hour Half One and Half Two marathon to abruptly develop to seven hours with a bunch of spliced-in deleted scenes or different “prolonged version”-style edits.

“I’m a robust believer that when it’s not within the film, it’s lifeless,” Villeneuve mentioned (by way of Collider). “Generally I take away photographs and I say, ‘I can not imagine I’m reducing this out.’ I really feel like a samurai opening my intestine. It’s painful, so I can not return after that and create a Frankenstein and attempt to reanimate issues that I killed. It’s too painful. When it’s lifeless, it’s lifeless, and it’s lifeless for a motive.”

This extremely steel method to movie-making clearly paid off for the director, whose movie opened to a whopping $81.5 million this previous weekend. However once you’re the one controlling the spice, others are naturally going to go hungry. Sadly, a type of actors was Coen Brothers common Tim Blake Nelson, who mentioned he was “heartbroken” to see his undisclosed character lower from the movie solely. “I don’t suppose I’m at liberty to say what the scene was,” he instructed MovieWeb. “I had a good time over there taking pictures it. After which he needed to lower it as a result of he thought the film was too lengthy. And I’m heartbroken over that, however there’s no laborious emotions. I beloved it, and I can’t wait to do one thing else with him, and we actually plan to do this.”

Nelson wasn’t the one actor to be lower from the movie. Stephen McKinley Henderson, who performed Home Atreides advisor Thufir Hawat within the first installment—sure, the one with the parasol—additionally didn’t make the ultimate edit. (Per Variety, each Nelson and Henderson are listed underneath “particular thanks” in the long run credit.) “It’s a painful venture, however it’s my job,” Villeneuve continued. “The film prevails. I’m very extreme within the enhancing room. I’m not excited about my ego, I’m excited about the film… I kill darlings, and it’s painful for me.” Possibly that’s why he was in a position to adapt Paul’s arc—particularly in that one scene with Zendaya—within the explicit film so nicely.

This text originally appeared on The A.V. Membership.