(CNN) Prepare to be transported to the desert planet of Arrakis in the new ‘Dune: Part Two’ trailer, where Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya) are finally reunited.
The official first look at the long-awaited second installment in the massive sci-fi film series based on Frank Herbert’s iconic 1965 novel debuted on Wednesday, quenching viewers’ thirst for new “Dune” content after the release of the first film in October 2021.
Director Denis Villeneuve promised the public during the presentation of Warner Bros. at CinemaCon last week that “Dune: Part Two” is much more “action-packed” and an “epic war movie,” following the “contemplative” nature of the first movie. Judging by the trailer, his words ring true. (Warner Bros. Studios and CNN are all part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)
Chalamet and Zendaya are seen together in the trailer picking up where they left off in the deep desert lands of Arrakis, as they navigate their characters’ love for each other while getting ready to an impending war.
“We really see Paul Atreides becoming a leader here,” Chalamet told CinemaCon, after explaining that the first movie saw his character more through the lens of a “student.”
We get a glimpse in the trailer of Atreides’ blue eyes, a transformation caused by his use of Spice, the planet’s most precious commodity that grants its user mystical powers. We’re even treated to clips of Atreides riding a giant sandworm and sharing a special kiss with Chani.
The trailer also introduces a host of new characters.
There’s the scary (and bald) Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, a ruthless warlord vying with Glossu Rabban Harkonnen (Dave Bautista) to take on the role of ruler of Arrakis – sort of like a version futuristic of “Succession”.
Florence Pugh is also believed to be Princess Irulan, who served as the narrator in the novel and is the daughter of Christopher Walken’s Emperor Shaddam IV, Lord of all the Galaxy.
Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling and Josh Brolin reprise their characters from 2021’s “Dune,” appearing in the new film alongside newcomers Lea Seydoux, Tim Blake Nelson and Souheila Yacoub.
“Dune: Part Two” hits theaters on November 3.