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Dune: The Next Big Film Series?

The official movie poster for Dune: Part Two. Photo Courtesy of IGN.
The official movie poster for Dune: Part Two. Photo Courtesy of IGN.

Every decade, a new film series takes over the big screen and transports viewers into a new fantasy reality. The 2000s had Harry Potter, the 2010s had The Hunger Games, and now Dune will take over the 2020s.  

The film series began in 2021 with Dune: Part One, followed by the recent release of Dune: Part Two earlier this month. Based off the book series written by Frank Herbert, Dune follows the story of Paul Atreides, a Duke turned Mesiah and his fight for control of the planet Arrakis. The first book was released in 1965 followed by five others before the original author’s death. Frank Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert, later continued the series, which now has a total of more than twenty canon books.  

This series has so many storylines and ideas that the film makers could use to finish this epic series and have the potential for prequels and character spinoffs later down the road. Dune could possibly become the next Star Wars, if done right. The original author, Frank Herbert, also found some similarities between the two series when Star Wars first came out.  

Dune already has a star cast with Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya taking the lead roles in the series. The additions of Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, and Anya Taylor-Joy in the second film added to the hype of the movie and created an overall eagerness for the future of the film series. With a score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, critics and viewers were amazed by the visuals the movie provided, also gaining traction from TikTok and other social media platforms thanks to its intricate plot, memorable scenes, and iconic popcorn bucket.  

Dune has the potential to become the next big film series and expand its universe if they continue the path they are on. The series has everything a viewer wants in a sci-fi movie: an anti-hero, a war, a supernatural ability, and a setting in space and in the future. The Dune franchise will continue to grow after the movies and bring life to this forgotten fantasy world.  

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Raley Elliott, Staff Reporter
Returning for her second year as a Staff Reporter for The Print, Raley Elliott is now a senior at Fallston. She is the Fallston Women’s Volleyball Manager, a Morning Announcer, and a part of the One Love Club and Best Buddies. Outside of school, she coaches synchronized ice skating. Raley enjoys music and attending concerts, along with spending time with friends and family. After high school, she wants to attend a 4-year college and major in communications.  
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