SHAI HULUD: Javier Bardem Joins 'Dune' as Fremen Leader Stilgar

It's been an exciting week for casting news for Denis Villeneuve's upcoming Dune adaptation at Legendary Pictures, with Harkonnen, Atreides, and Fremen being named.

Today, it's news that Javier Bardem will be playing Fremen leader Stligar, who becomes one of the most trusted Arrakis persons in Paul Atreides/Muad Dib (Timothee Chalamet) Fedaykin circle.

SHAI HULUD: Javier Bardem Joins 'Dune' as Fremen Leader Stilgar
Javier Bardem
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So far, Villeneuve's Dune has a pretty impressive cast- Chalamet as Paul, Rebecca Ferguson as his mother The Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaac reportedly joining the film as Paul's father Duke Leto Atreides, Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling as the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, Dave Bautista as the Beast Raban Harkonnen, and yesterday's casting rumor (that we're still waiting to get confirmed) of Zendaya as Chani.

We will of course keep you as up to date as we can on this particular film. Production is set to begin next month.

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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