As far as “an older man with a powerful voice and a daunting stare” goes, Christopher Walken is definitely one of the greats. He gives off a vibe that he has for sure seen some sh*t, so having him play a Padishah Emperor in the upcoming Dune: Part Two just makes sense.
Walken is the latest actor to join the cast of the highly-anticipated (and even higher-budgeted) Dune installment, which is slated to hit theaters next fall. He will act alongside Florence Pugh and Elvis impersonator Austin Butler who joined the project earlier this year.
In case you have been living under a rock or a pile of sand, Dune is the futuristic space epic that stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, and Josh Brolin as they go to war on their desert planet. Also, there are a bunch of sandworms. Filming for Part Two is expected to begin production this fall so there is still time to add Kyle MacLachlan to the cast so he can redeem himself after starring in the failed 1984 adaptation of the same name.
Walken is known for being in over 100 movies (take that, Timothee) including Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, and, most importantly, Antz. Most recently, he starred in Apple TV+’s hit sci-fi show Severance which was just renewed for a second season. Not bad for a guy who doesn’t own a computer!