Zendaya Reflects on Director Denis Villeneuve’s Advice on ‘Dune’ Sets

Zendaya faced a challenge while filming ‘Dune: Part Two’ under director Denis Villeneuve’s direction. Reflecting on her experience, she recalled struggling with a scene involving an Ornithopter, a fictional aircraft in the sci-fi world of Dune. 

Villeneuve’s advice to her was simple yet effective: “Make it look cool, hit some buttons, pull the thing, and then get out.” This practical guidance helped Zendaya tackle the scene with confidence, despite the fantastical elements involved.

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During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Zendaya shared Villeneuve’s advice, highlighting the director’s approach to sci-fi filmmaking. Her co-star Florence Pugh jokingly added futuristic sound effects, emphasising the typical elements of sci-fi movies.

‘Dune: Part Two’ has been a commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2024 so far. It quickly surpassed the $500 million mark, grossing $665 million worldwide. The sequel has also received widespread critical acclaim. Following its theatrical release, ‘Dune: Part Two’ is now available for streaming on Max, after its digital release on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD in early May. 

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Additionally, the digital version includes four film books exploring the creation of the Dune universe and other intriguing aspects of the franchise.

In addition to the returning cast members, ‘Dune: Part Two’ features newcomers Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh, and Austin Butler, alongside stars like Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya.

– Farheen Ali