DUNE Director Denis Villeneuve Confirms That Feyd-Rautha Will Be A "Very Important Character" In PART 2

DUNE Director Denis Villeneuve Confirms That Feyd-Rautha Will Be A "Very Important Character" In PART 2

Fans of Frank Herbert's Dune were surprised when the key character of Feyd-Rautha didn't appear in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation, but the director has now confirmed that he will feature in Part 2.

Denis Villeneuve's Dune was a pretty faithful adaptation of the first half of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel in most respects, but there was one notable omission: a key character who winds up becoming Paul Atreides' nemesis, Feyd-Rautha.

In the book, Feyd is the younger nephew of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, and is almost as cruel and cunning as his grotesque uncle. Many fans were surprised that the character didn't appear in Part One, but there's been a lot of speculation that he will play a prominent role as a principal antagonist in the sequel.

Now, Villeneuve has confirmed that Feyd will indeed be a "very important character" in the now officially in-development Dune: Part Two.

"Definitely. That's a choice that I personally brought on," the filmmaker told Empire when asked if the Harkonnen warrior will make an appearance. "There was enough characters that were introduced in this first part, and it will be more elegant to keep Feyd for Part Two. It will be definitely a very, very important character in the second part."

Feyd has yet to be cast (as far as we know), but Eternals actor Barry Keoghan did send out a Tweet just after the sequel was greenlit which prompted theories that he may have been enlisted for the role.

We may get some official casting news soon, but for now, let us know who you'd most like to see play Feyd in Dune: Part Two and be sure to check out our review of the first film here.

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