Another big name is coming to Arrakis. Josh Brolin has joined Denis Villeneuve's Dune reboot. The actor will be playing war master/mentor Gurney Halleck, played by fellow geek-icon Patrick Stewart in David Lynch's original 1984 film.
With both Oscar-nominated films and two Marvel characters on his resume, Brolin adds to the mix of star power and prestige the new Dune project is building. Brolin joins an already impressive cast for the still in sci-fi epic. Timothee Chalamet will reprise the role of Kyle MacLachlan's Paul Atreides, leading a cast that includes Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista and Charlotte Rampling. Zendaya and Oscar Isaac are in talks to join as well.
Villeneuve was announced as the director of Dune over two years ago. The director contributed to another iconic sci-fi franchise with 2017's Blade Runner 2049, which along with 2016's Arrival are two of the only genre films to garner major award recognition.
With Dune, Brolin further solidifies his place in franchise lore. He'll be reprising his roles as population-destroying Thanos in this year's Avengers: Endgame as well as the time-traveling mutant Cable in the upcoming X-Force.
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