Aquaman star Jason Momoa is in negations to join Denis Villeneuve’s Dune reboot. Should both sides agree to a deal, the star of DC and Warner Bros. record breaking super hero film will be a top addition to an already incredibly talented cast.
Momoa will portray Duncan Idaho, a Ginaz trained swordmaster of the house of Atreides. Friend and mentor to Chalamet’s character, and right-hand man of his father, played by Isaac.
The adaptation of Frank Herbert’s landmark sci-fi novel is being led by Timotheè Chamalet as Paul “Maud’Dib” Atreides, the outlaw duke and Fremen messiah, Jessica Ferguson as Paul’s mother the Lady Jessica, Javier Bardem as the Fremen leader Stilgar, Josh Brolin as the troubadour warrior-poet Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, and Dave Bautista as Glossu “The Beast” Rabban. As with Momoa, Oscar Issac and Zendaya are currently in negotiation deals to join the cast — in the roles of Duke Leto Atreides, and Chani, respectively.
Set hundreds of thousands of years into the future, the story follows the Atreides family in their quest for survival as they take over stewardship of the special desert planet Dune — the only place in the universe where the legendary “spice” is found. The planet is filled with lethal traps set by the Emperor and the Atreides mortal enemies, the Harkonnens. After his family is betrayed, young Paul Atreides must lead a planet-wide rebellion to avenge his family and realize his incredible destiny.
Villeneuve will direct and is co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, and Villeneuve are producing. Thomas Tull will executive produce along with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate and Kevin J. Anderson will serve as a creative consultant.
At this time there’s no estimated released date available.