'Dune' Gains Dave Bautista: Will He Be Harkonnen, Fremen, or Atreides Man?

According to multiple sources, Denis Villeneuve's upcoming Dune reboot for Legendary Pictures just landed a former Replicant- Dave Bautista.

'Dune' Gains Dave Bautista: Will He Be Harkonnen, Fremen, or Atreides Man?
Actor Dave Bautista
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Bautista worked with Villeneuve on Blade Runner: 2049, and we're pretty darn excited to find out what side of the Arrakis saga he ends up on.

Could be possibly be a Harkonnen? The Beast Rabban maybe?

Or what about a Fremen, like Stilgar or Jamis?

Or, OR, what if Bautista is someone from the Atreides inner circle, like Duncan Idaho?


It would appear that Deadline knows something no one else does, as the outlet is claiming that Bautista will be playing The Beast Rabban.


Current rumors are that the film *should* start production in February, so we should expect additional casting news and confirmations to be coming anytime now.

We do know that Oscar nominee Timothèe Chalamet will be playing Paul Atreides aka Muad'Dib, Rebecca Ferguson as the Lady Jessica, and still-unconfirmed possibility that model/actress Mary Herman may be playing Chani.

We will of course let you know as soon as we hear anything new.

Shai Hulud!

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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