The World Science Fiction Convention has announced the winners of the 2022 Hugo Awards. Dune and The Expanse scored awards for the category of the best dramatic presentations.
In addition to winning, Dune also surpassed Encanto, The Green Knight, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Space Sweepers, and WandaVision for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.
The episodes “The Flame of Tar Valon” from The Wheel of Time, “The Grey” from For All Mankind, “The Monster You Created” from Arcane, “The Nexus Event” from Loki, and “wej Duj” from Star Trek: Lower Decks were also nominated in this category.
The Expanse is based on a book by James S.A. Corey a pen name used jointly by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, is the subject of the television series The Expanse which also comes from sci-fi genre.
The Expanse ended its who with its last and final season in January. The Expanse came as a strong contedant for Dune given the similarity of its genre.
Dune: Part 2 is set to gear up for its production in full force. The production will begin on the 21st of this month in Budapest, Hungary.
It is reported that the shoot will take place at the Carlo Scarpa-designed Brion Tomb between 1968-1978, a landmark with modernist influences that have a chapel, a reflecting pool, and a garden area, according to the source.
The cast is said to be the same as in its first film along with some new members. It is soon going to commence shooting.
Warners Bros. studio has announced that they are beginning the shoot of the sequel movie of the Academy Award Winner, the biggest hit of 2021, and Golden Globe Award Winner- Dune starring Timothee Chalmet and Zendaya in the lead.
The release date of Dune Part 2 has been announced to be anytime around October 20, 2023, to November 17, 2023. If it so happens that the film will release in this period, then Dune part 2 will face competition with the fourth movie of the Hunger Games series- Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Both of the films are based on a book series and revolve around the fantasy genre.
The great stars of the film include Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. They will be reprising their respective roles from part one in the upcoming sequel as well.
Along with the above-mentioned stars, new cast members are also on board like Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, and Austin Butler.
Fans have been waiting for this sequel movie of Dune, ever since the first part of the film series was released last year. Thus it would be exciting to see what the fantasy story it have to offer in the upcoming film.