Jason Momoa has already been involved in one fancy director’s cut at Warner Bros. He was a big proponent of the Snyder Cut, supporting online campaigns that eventually led to Zack Snyder’s Justice League getting its debut. All 4 hours of it. Now the star wants a longer Dune.

Dune is already confirmed as taking 2 hours 35 minutes to tell the story of the first half of Frank Herbert’s epic book. Nobody outside the production knows exactly where the break in the story will occur. Speculation is rife that the desert exile of Paul and his mother will be the point. However, that leaves a huge amount for a second movie to tell and means Stilgar and Chani wouldn’t appear, or would only appear briefly, and we know that is not the case.

Momoa’s comments would seem to also hint that there is a lot of the story being told after the exile, as he says there is enough shot to create a 4-6 hour epic and that he wants to see it! He said he didn’t want to see the movie cut down in the editing suite:

“It was a cool movie. You know what they need to do? They need to make the four-to-six hour version of the first half. It’s like, ‘Let’s watch the four-to-five-hour movie like a TV show; I can choose when I want to watch the whole thing’. I want to see Denis’s whole vision. I don’t want it to be trimmed.”

Those who have seen finished scenes, and those who are lucky enough to have seen the finished movie, are raving about it. Commentators speak in hushed tones about this being the sci-fi equivalent of Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

Dune

Dune is most definitely at, or near the top, of our most anticipated movies. 4-6 hours on half the book? We are just hoping this does well enough to get the sequel and complete the story. It would be a crime against cinema if that cast and assembled talent didn’t get the chance to complete the adaption of Dune. Also, the very future of grown-up sci-fi at the movie theatre depends on this being a hit.

Outposters, you know what you have to do!

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