Tim Blake Nelson on Being Cut from ‘Dune 2’: ‘I am heartbroken.’

Tim Blake Nelson on Being Cut from 'Dune 2': 'I am heartbroken.'
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Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two is the hottest movie currently being shown in cinemas around the world. The sequel to the critically acclaimed, award-winning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s beloved sci-fi saga became a major hit, with both fans and critics agreeing that Villeneuve has made yet another masterpiece. The movie is just short of three hours long, but even with such a long runtime, many scenes had to be cut from the final version of the movie.

It has been known that popular fantasy and comic book actor Tim Blake Nelson was supposed to play a part in the movie, but as those who have seen the movie will know, Nelson was not in the final cut, which actually means that his scenes were ultimately cut from the movie. This has been confirmed by the actor himself.

In an interview for MovieWeb, Nelson talked about his role in the movie, confirming that he had indeed shot the scenes and had a lot of fun doing it, despite the fact that he and his character did not make the final cut. Here is what he said about the scene and about his feelings:

I don’t think I’m at liberty to say what the scene was. I’d leave that to Denis [Villeneuve] if he wants to talk about it. I had a great time over there shooting it. And then he had to cut it because he thought the movie was too long. And I am heartbroken over that, but there’s no hard feelings. I loved it, and I can’t wait to do something else with him and we certainly plan to do that.

As you can see, there are no hard feelings between them, and Nelson and Villeneuve seem to be planning another collaboration soon. Perhaps it is going to be the third and final part of Villeneuve’s Dune trilogy, who knows? It is not known whom Nelson was supposed to play in the movie, but fans speculate that it could have been Count Hasimir Fenring, although we are going to have to wait for a confirmation of this fact.

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