Oscar Isaac Circles Duke Leto Role in Dune!

Somehow, with every single casting word that comes out, my hype for the new Dune movie manages to increase. I know it’s dangerous (especially for a film that’s yet to roll cameras) to already feel such hype, but I’ll be damned if this cast isn’t absolutely stellar. So far we have: 

Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides

Rebecca Ferguson as the Lady Jessica

Stellan Skarsgar as Baron Harkonnen

Dave Bautista as the Beast Rabban

Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

I mean, holy crap! That’s an insanely great cast so far, and today it gets even better. Variety is reporting that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars, Annihilation) is in final talks to portray Duke Leto Atreides, Paul’s Father. As I said, every time new casting word comes out, I feel my heart go all aflutter and I couldn’t be happier. 

There’s still no release date for the new Dune movie, but as filming moves closer I suspect that will change before too long. What do you think about this choice for Duke Leto?