DUNE: PART TWO Spoilers – Anya Tayor-Joy’s Surprising Role In Epic Sci-Fi Sequel Revealed

We found out that Anya Taylor-Joy had a mysterious role in Dune: Part Two last week during the movie’s premiere, but the Furiosa star didn’t reveal who she was playing.

Part Two is now playing in some locations ahead of its global release tomorrow, and we’re breaking down some of the biggest moments and reveals from Denis Villeneuve’s critically-acclaimed sci-fi sequel.

If you’ve read the book, this obviously won’t apply to you, but everyone else should be aware of major spoilers from this point on!

In Part One, we learn that Paul Atreides’ mother, the Bene Gesserit Lady Jessica, is pregnant with the late Duke Leto’s child. When the Fremen take in the survivors of the Harkonnen massacre in the sequel, Jessica agrees to become the tribe’s new Reverend Mother (she isn’t really given a choice) and is persuaded to drink the Water of Life (liquid that’s been extracted from a juvenile sandworm).

This gives Jessica even more foresight and knowledge of previous generations of Reverend Mothers, while also awakening similar abilities in her unborn daughter, who begins to communicate with and seemingly influence her mother’s actions.

When Paul ingests the same liquid later on in the movie, he sees a vision of his now grown sister Alia (Taylor-Joy) standing by an ocean on Arrakis. She tells her brother that she loves him and is waiting for him. 

We don’t actually see Jessica giving birth, which marks a significant change from the book, where a preternaturally intelligent Alia is an important character and plays a major role in the final battle when she kills The Baron. Of course, if Denis Villeneuve does get the chance to helm an adaptation of Dune: Messiah, Taylor-Joy is sure to reprise the role.

Did you guess Taylor-Joy’s role? Drop us a comment down below, and let us know if you’re planning to see Dune: Part Two this weekend.

“Those hoping for blockbuster escapism might find themselves shook by this faithful, at times borderline depressing adaptation,” we said in our review. “But Dune Part Two is Sci-fi spectacle at its finest and most audacious, as Villeneuve builds-upon and possibly surpasses (opinions will vary) his previous film with aplomb.”

The saga continues as award-winning filmmaker Denis Villeneuve embarks on Dune: Part Two, the next chapter of Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel Dune, with an expanded all-star international ensemble cast. The film, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2021’s six-time Academy Award-winning Dune. 

The big-screen epic continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed bestseller Dune with returning and new stars, including Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Wonka, Call Me by Your Name), Zendaya (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Malcolm & Marie, Euphoria), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame, Milk), Oscar nominee Austin Butler (Elvis, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood), Oscar nominee Florence Pugh (Black Widow, Little Women), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Love and Thunder), Oscar winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter,), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Léa Seydoux (James Bond, Crimes of the Future), with Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Assassin’s Creed), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Being the Ricardos).

Dune: Part Two will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.