The movie will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 8, 2017.
There will also be a sequel, titled “Dune 2: The Dune Chronicles,” which will also feature the return of the character of the original, but the original’s voice actress, Zoe Saldana, is no longer attached to the project.
“I will not be returning to the franchise.
I will not reprise the role of Kaldur,” Saldanas stated in a statement.
“As a gay person and a writer, I am saddened by this news, but I also want to reassure the fans and fans of all races that Dune II: The Descent will be a true sequel, a continuation of the story and a tribute to the original film.”
The first film was released in 2002 and has been praised for its portrayal of a gay man and his quest to get married.
The sequel will also follow the adventures of the protagonist’s son, a gay pirate, as well as his father’s son who is gay and his lover.
“This is a story of a boy and a man, and the love that we share, and how it can lead to all sorts of incredible things,” said the film’s director, Andy Muschietti.
“The tone of Dune will be set by the world that Dorne has created, but it will also take place in a world where the only rule is respect.”
“Dorne” has been hailed as a critical success.
It grossed more than $300 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie in the franchise’s history.
A recent poll conducted by the movie theater chain AMC showed that only one in five people in the U.S. said they wanted to see more gay characters in movies.
“Dreadnought” is being produced by the production company of Joss Whedon, the filmmaker behind “The Avengers.”
“The Dune” will be featured on the March 6, 2017 premiere of “Daredevil,” which stars the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Punisher and a new character, The Punisher.
“It’s a new story,” said Muschiottti.