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Zendaya Says She Would “Of Course” Return for ‘Dune 3’: “Anytime Denis [Villeneuve] Calls It’s a Yes”

With Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Dune: Part Two, Zendaya has shared that she would totally be down to return for a third film in the franchise.

During a cast interview with Fandango, posted online Friday, the Euphoria actress revealed she would “of course” reprise her role of Chani in a potential Dune Messiah film.

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“Would we be down? I mean of course,” Zendaya said. “Anytime Denis calls it’s a yes from me, at least. I’m excited to see what happens. I started Messiah and I was like, ‘Woah, I’m only shooting the first movie. Let me just go back to the first one.’ It’s so much to take in, and I think there’s no better hands with better care and love for it than him [Villeneuve].”

Dune: Part Two, which also stars Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Josh Brolin and Rebecca Ferguson, is set to hit theaters on March 1. As for the future of the movie franchise, Zendaya added that she’s “just excited to see … It’s just anticipation.”

She continued, “Whenever he is ready. I know he’s a perfectionist in many ways and doesn’t want to share things unless he’s fully ready to do that. So [I’m] respecting that and waiting until he’s ready.”

While a third film hasn’t been confirmed, Villeneuve told Empire magazine last year that he’s very interested in creating a third movie based on Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah, the second book in his Dune series.

“If I succeed in making a trilogy, that would be the dream,” the director said at the time. “I will say, there are words on paper [for a third film].”

Dune, released in 2021, grossed more than $402 million at the worldwide box office. It also won six Oscars, including best achievement in film editing and best original score.

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