In the 1984 Dune, Chani was played by Sean Young, but in the new movie, she'll be played by Zendaya. Honestly, it’s by far the most difficult thing I’ve done in my life.”. There were some shifts he did, and they are beautifully portrayed now.”, Related: Dune TV Series Featuring Bene Gesserit In The Works From Director Denis Villeneuve, Villeneuve does note that creating Dune is the most difficult thing he’s done in his life. Siân Phillips portrayed the character in Lynch’s film. One big decision is more layered than it seems. Liet-Kynes, in almost every way, is the most pivotal character in Dune. But, the slightly bigger spoiler here is that in the book, Liet-Kynes is the father of Chani, the Fremen woman who Paul dreams about before he meets her. John is the Editor-in-Chief here at Bounding Into Comics. She’s a member of the Bene Gesserit, a sect of women trained both physically and mentally to achieve enlightenment and influence humanity, although she’s an outcast for previous insubordinations. The film hits theaters on December 18, 2020. “She’s a mother, she’s a concubine, she’s a soldier,” Ferguson told Vanity Fair of her character, who is described as “a warrior priestess.” The article also notes Jessica is especially expanded in Villeneuve’s script, which he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. In the novels, however, Liet-Kynes is a man, but in this film, Liet-Kynes is a woman, though she remains Zendeya's character Chani's parent. She’s portrayed by Zendaya in Villeneuve’s version, who—as we see in the photos from Vanity Fair—has the character’s trademark blue eyes, which indicates melange usage, a symbol of pride for the Fremen. Liet Kynes. Here’s what Duncan-Brewster had to say about her role: “What Denis had stated to me was there was a lack of female characters in his cast, and he had always been very feminist, pro-women, and wanted to write the role for a woman. Is Kynes not going to be any of those things in the 2020 film? There were some shifts he did, and they are beautifully portrayed now.”. It’s clear women will influence Paul’s journey in unexpected new ways. Bounding Into Comics first reported on a gender swapped Liet Kynes at the end of July last year. If we're just at the beginning of a new Dune series, the impact of Duncan-Brewster as Liet-Kynes will likely be much bigger than you expect. Vanity Fair confirmed the gender and race swap sharing an image of Brewster as Kynes (seen below). If you’re familiar with the original text or Lynch’s film, then you know women play an important role in Dune. If the first Dune movie leads to sequels, that means we'll eventually see Leto II as a grown man, and then, as the entity known as the God-Emperor of Dune. When House Atrides is tasked with taking control of Arrakis from the Harkonnens, they quickly learn that they need to become allies with the native Fremen who live in the deep desert of the planet. Villeneuve’s film will also expand Lady Jessica’s role, Paul’s mother. Joe Writer Aubrey Sitterson Pitches New Series Described As "A Revolutionary Leftist Take On Superheroes", First Look For New 'The Expanse' Tie-In Comic Book Revealed, Star Wars Doubles Down On Pansexual Lando Calrissian In 'From A Certain Point Of View: The Empire Strikes Back', New Rumor Provides Update On Black Adam's Doctor Fate, Wonder Woman 1984 Faces Yet Another Potential Release Date Delay. But, the cool thing about Sharon Duncan-Brewster playing Liet-Kynes is that this casting also means she has a connection with another character (and actor) in the cast that only hardcore Dune heads have thought about. His name is Shai-Hulud!” The Significance of Liet Kynes’ Death. Though angered at Lady Jessica for having a son, she takes an interest in Paul. In all existing live-action versions of Dune, prior to the new film, Liet-Kynes was played by a man; Max von Sydow in the 1984 Dune and Karel DobrÃ½ in the Sci-Fi Channel 2000 miniseries. https://www.insider.com/dune-remake-cast-timothee-chalamet-zendaya-2020-4 Liet Kynes is a character in the 2021 film Dune. He explained, “As much as I deeply love the book, I felt that the baron was flirting very often with caricature.”, He continued, “And I tried to bring him a bit more dimension.
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