“Christopher Walken will play the Emperor in ‘Dune: Part Two'” links

Dune 2: Rise of the Dunes has some casting news. Christopher Walken will play the Emperor! Florence Pugh & Austin Butler will be in it too. [Just Jared]
Prosecutors want Josh Duggar sentenced to 20 years in prison, and his lawyers say that five years is plenty. Ugh. [Starcasm]
Rose Leslie & Kit Harington looked boring at the premiere of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Kit is just one of those men who needs facial hair. [Go Fug Yourself]
Christina Aguilera did more Spanish-language music. [OMG Blog]
Ezra Miller said words. [Dlisted]
I love the business of Jennifer Lopez. [LaineyGossip]
Tom DeLonge made a movie about aliens. [Pajiba]
There’s a black hole in the middle of the Milky Way. [Gawker]
Handmaidens protested outside Amy Coney Barrett’s home. [Towleroad]
Kim Kardashian was the queen of this back in the day, when she was just a reality show hustler. She would turn up everywhere and pose with products. [Buzzfeed]
It’s a cancelation bloodbath over at CBS. [Seriously OMG]
Ruth Wilson wore Erdem to get her MBE. [RCFA]

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27 Responses to ““Christopher Walken will play the Emperor in ‘Dune: Part Two'” links”

  1. waitwhat says:

    Off-topic, but lately I’m reminded more and more of Walken’s character in The Dead Zone, where he can see into the future. When Walken shakes hands with a T**mp-style presidential candidate, he sees him pressing the nuke button in the future. Reminds me of every GOP-er these days (esp that ass*** Dave McCormick in PA).

  2. CC says:

    I guess I feel like Walken is too Walken-y for this. Or the part isn’t Walken-y enough. Denis Villeneuve wanted David Bowie in Blade Runner 2049, but Bowie was already ill and the role eventually went to Jared Leto. In my mind Villeneuve wishes he could cast David Bowie in this as well.
    Mr Mayor was canceled on NBC and I’m bummed.

  3. Evie says:

    The lack of POC in the latest Dune casting announcements seems like a real missed opportunity. I mean, Walken will be playing Emperor Shaddam. But I haven’t read any of the books or seen the original movie. Maybe I’m missing some context.

    • Fortuona says:

      His daughter was a very blonde woman played by Virginia Maden ( Lynch), Julie Cox (Syfy) and now Flo Pugh what version of POC should he be ?

      In the Lynch version he was Jose Ferrer , Syfy is was Giancarlo Giannini and Fyed was Sting then Matt Keeslar

      • BlinkB says:

        She might be referring to the fact the cast is whitewashed, for a modern adaptation of a series of books that heavily lifted from Arab and Islamic culture. But sure, let’s cape for the blondes

    • Margles says:

      The emperor is red haired in the books and his daughter is blonde. I don’t think race or ethnicity-bending the villain(s) would have been the smart move. I definitely like that they race-bent Chani and Kynes though.

  4. Hannah says:

    JFC 🫣 That Kit Harrington pic should have come with a trigger warning ⚠️ Welp 😶 Doesn’t help that he’s a small man IRL (height and size) either. Hope he gets his bloody drinking and act together! Rose Leslie deserves better

    * Edited to replace stature with size

    • TeamMeg says:

      I never realized just how diminutive Kit is—5′ 6″ maybe? He looks sad here, very sad.

    • bettyrose says:

      Yeah, I didn’t need to see him all fresh faced in Tom Cruise lift shoes. I feel bad even typing that. I’m not trying to height shame him, but those shoes are awful and I really like him with a bit of scruff.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    Kelly Osborne needs to figure out a new face to make while taking selfies cause that duck lip mess is just nasty at this point. Hope she has a healthy babe and doesn’t raise a racist 🤷‍♀️

  6. girl_ninja says:

    That black hole they found in the Milky Way is gonna suck us all up. Watch.

  7. Harleyb says:

    Those pics of KimK back in the day are hysterical. She’s the OG of Influencers. So many of the products are so random.

  8. Becks1 says:

    i didn’t love the first Dune movie – thought it was kind of boring – but my dad LOVED it, Dune is probably his favorite book and he knew all the next lines for some of the key scenes in the movie. I’ll have to ask him what he thinks of Walken for this lol.

    • kirk says:

      I’ve loved all the Dunes. Mostly loved reading book purchased from used book store that paid you back 50% of what you paid when you turned it back in.

  9. JFerber says:

    Walken is really a master at creepy, awkward, fear-inducing menace. Got to give him that. Very impressive. You could feel terrified and massively threatened by him just telling a story about his childhood (as I saw him do in one film with Rupert Everett).

  10. Lena says:

    Rogers and Hammerstein Cinderella – okay so we Really need a remake ?

  11. Call_Me_Al says:

    I hope Josh Duggar rots. That article was really thorough and interesting. The character letters from Michelle and Anna are sickening. I hope Anna and the kids can find a way to heal, as well as all of his victims. I am actually praying the judge gives him the max sentence.

    • Trillion says:

      1. Pedophiles are helpful and creative and resourceful – yes, mom Duggar, we know how pedophiles operate. They play the long game – grooming over years, making themselves indispensable to families and “helping” them so they can stay close to children and hide behind the veil of niceness and “christianity”
      2. So, these prominent conservatives are soft on crime now? And that crime is PEDOPHILIA? Not alleged pedophilia with zero proof, either. This ain’t no Pizzagate we’re talking about here.

  12. NJ says:

    I’m not watching The Flash movie whenever it comes out. Ezra Miller is just too obnoxious and the sweeping under the rug of his behaviour, and lack of censure from WB is questionable.

    I wonder how many other women they’re going to assault and get arrested for before they are actually fired. Or is that only an outcome demanded of WoC?

  13. Sally says:

    Love Christopher Walken. Love him.

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