Barry Keoghan, Star Of The Eternals, Is Being Coy About Dune 2 Casting Rumours

About The Rumors Of Him Being A Part Of Dune: Part Two:

A Still Of Eternals Star Barry Keoghan Being In Dune 2
A Still Of Eternals Star Barry Keoghan Being In Dune 2

Barry Keoghan, the star of Eternals, has denied reports that he would appear in Dune: Part Two. In Marvel’s Phase 4 film, Keoghan portrays Druig, one of the eternal super-beings who protects the Earth. Eternals portrays ancient immortal warriors who have guarded mankind for 7,000 years until they are compelled to intervene to combat the wicked Deviants. Chloé Zhao, the Oscar-winning filmmaker of Best Picture Nomadland, is directing the 26th MCU film. The ensemble includes Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden and Kit Harrington, Crazy Rich Asians’ Gemma Chan, and legendary actresses Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. The 29-year-old Keoghan is another member of the ensemble cast of superheroes. Druig, his character, is an isolated member of the squad who has the ability to influence people’s thoughts. In Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2017 horror-drama Killing Of A Sacred Deer, the Irish-born performer tortured Colin Farrell with an unnerving, manic emptiness. Keoghan is a rising star in Hollywood, having previously appeared in Dunkirk and Chernobyl, as well as an unidentified supporting role in 2022’s The Batman. The actor is undeniably a potential talent, and his name has been mentioned in several casting rumors.

In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Keoghan addressed the rumors:

Barry Keoghan About The Rumors Of Him Being In Dune 2
Barry Keoghan About The Rumors Of Him Being In Dune 2

Keoghan addressed speculations tying him to the impending Dune sequel in an exclusive interview with Screen Rant. The actor was also questioned about posting some cryptic emoticons online, which fueled curiosity. Surprised by the speculations, he allegedly said, “Is that what people are saying?” before adding, “take it any way you want.” When asked if he’d be interested in portraying Feyd in the recently-greenlit Dune sequel, the actor reacted enthusiastically, “absolutely,” before revealing he’s a “big admirer” of director Denis Villeneuve and star Timothée Chalamet.

Dune’s Success Leads To Part Two:

A Still From Dune Movie Poster
A Still From Dune Movie Poster

Following Dune’s $41 million domestic opening weekend, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced the sequel, Dune: Part Two, last week. The film, which is set to be released on October 20, 2023, was always intended to conclude the plot of Frank Herbert’s original novel. Its creation, however, was never certain, and depended heavily on the success of the projected first chapter of Dune. With some of the book’s characters not appearing in Villeneuve’s first half, the focus now shifts to the prospective cast members who may be introduced to the sequel. Many fans feel Keoghan could portray Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in the sci-fi fantasy universe. Feyd is the harsh Baron Harkonnen’s nephew, played menacingly by Stellan Skarsgrd in the recently released picture. The Na-Baron, successor to his uncle’s troops, is every bit as vicious as his relatives. Sting originated the role in David Lynch’s 1984 film, but many fans believe Keoghan is the ideal choice for the 2023 sequel. The actor’s resume clearly equips him for the Harkonnens’ dark, frigid world, and it’s easy to envision him capturing the character’s twisted, malevolent image. Dune 2’s new casting is still unclear, as the film has yet to begin production. Keoghan appears to be receptive to the notion, and moviegoers can see how he handles franchise films in Eternals.

Source: ScreenRant

 

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