Javier Bardem: Dune sequel will shock viewers

Javier Bardem: Dune sequel will shock viewers

Javier Bardem has suggested that 'Dune: Part Two' will "surprise" viewers.

The 53-year-old actor will reprise his role as Stilgar in the sequel to Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic and claims that fans will be in for a shock when the blockbuster hits the big screen next year.

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, Javier said: "I've read the new draft and I think they've done an amazing job of putting together the pieces in a way that's gonna surprise people. They won't be surprised (by what happens), obviously, because they've read the book, but they'll be surprised by the way they put it together.

"I was very moved by it. It's a movie that is full, and you can feel the weight of it, and at the same time (you can enjoy) the spectacularity of it. I can't wait to go back to the desert with those people, and I'm so happy to go back with Denis, who is one of the greatest directors ever. He's a lovely man."

The Oscar-winning star also reflected on how the film industry has changed since he started his career in acting.

Javier explained: "When I started, it was different. You would do a role and you would spend the whole time preparing that role, and you would do the movie. It was a sacred thing, and then it would open and it would create a climate – it would mean something.

"Now, we are going so fast, and I feel sorry for the people who are starting out now. I don't know what it means to be trying to make movies today as an actor, or director, or producer, or writer, because the rhythm is so different from where I started. So what I remember the most from those days is the pace. It was a different pace."