Anya Taylor-Joy Joins “Dune: Part Two” in a Mystery Role

Anya Taylor-Joy at the
Anya Taylor-Joy at the "Emma" film premiere in Los Angeles in February 2020. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/Shutterstock (10560636bz)

Dune: Part Two is coming our way next week, and its London premiere delivered a huge shocker that no one saw coming. Anya Taylor-Joy hit the red carpet alongside the film’s star-studded cast and confirmed she joined this highly-anticipated film in a mystery role.

Taylor-Joy hit the red carpet in a white Dior gown with a hooded veil and discussed her involvement in an interview which streamed live on Warner Bros’ TikTok page.

“This is a dream come true. The books are incredible, but with this cast and with Denis [Villeneuve], it doesn’t get any better than that,” said the Golden Globe-winning actress.

The identity of Taylor-Joy’s character remains a mystery, but Dune fans made a pretty good guess. Rumors are swirling around that she joined the franchise in the role of Paul Atreides’ sister Alia Atreides, the only major character missing from the call sheet.

Taylor-Joy will join the fellow newcomers to the Dune universe, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, and Léa Seydoux, while Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem will reprise their roles from the previous films.

Dune: Part Two will get its international release on February 28, before debuting in the US theatres on March 1.