Just days after the domestic release of "Dune," Legendary and Warner Bros announced on their social accounts that the current hit movie will get a sequel, "Dune 2," which is tentatively set for release on Oct. 23, 2023.

The 2021 version of "Dune" is currently in theaters after opening in cinemas and streaming on HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 22. The remake of the 1984 classic earned $40.1 million in its U.S. debut, the biggest opening of the year for Warner Bros. and filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. Global earnings currently sit at $223 million, according to Deadline.

The cast includes Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, Oscar Isaac as Leto Atreides, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban, Javier Bardem as Stilgar and Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck.

David Lynch directed "Dune" (1984), which, like "Dune" (2021), is based on a 412-page book written by Frank Herbert. Lynch fit the entire story into one movie, while the filmmaker of Dune (2021) Denis Villeneuve planned on making a two-part film adaptation of the popular book.

Although the announcement of the sequel to "Dune" (2021) was expected, it was also welcome news for the production companies, filmmakers and cast, many of whom took to social media to celebrate.

“I just received news from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with Dune: Part Two,” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve announced in a statement. “It was a dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune and I have the fans, the cast and crew, Legendary and Warner Bros. to thank for supporting this dream. This is only the beginning."

"Dune" (2021) cost $165 million to make before marketing, most of which was paid for by Legendary, a mass media company that produced the movie.