On a deeper stage, although Leto can not refuse the provide to rule Arrakis, he additionally is aware of that he’s placing himself, his spouse Girl Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) and his son Paul (Timothée Chalamet) in grave hazard by taking them from their residence world of Caladan and bringing them to the inhospitable desert planet.
“He’s completely human and doomed, the way in which that people are,” Isaac stated. “And underneath unbelievable stress to save lots of his household, save his home, but in addition adapt to this new existential risk scenario, which is being pressured to maneuver to this unusual planet, and having the ability to see that there may very well be a entice…and but, he’s making an attempt to dwell as much as these greater beliefs, that are sensitivity and empathy and love and order, and making an attempt to present that and present that to his son, understanding that he’s not going to be there perpetually, within the hopes that they’ll use this darkish, unusual scenario to their benefit.”
Leto additionally is aware of that his son is particular — and (within the novel) wasn’t purported to exist in any respect, had Jessica adopted the breeding edicts of the magical non secular order often known as the Bene Gesserit and produced a feminine — and that his spouse in addition to Paul might have roles to play which might be outdoors his understanding.
“It’s a extremely bizarre household,” defined Isaac. “I imply, they’re tight, however they’ve acquired very particular targets, all of them. You’ve acquired Girl Jessica — Rebecca Ferguson, who simply did an unbelievable job — and she or he’s his dearest accomplice in greatness, however she has her personal bizarre, Bene Gesserit, prophet/spy factor occurring. I feel (Leto) doesn’t actually get an excessive amount of into what that’s all about. He understands she has this particular position to play. After which he’s acquired a son that is likely to be the messiah, so there’s lots occurring there.”
The delivery of Paul to Leto and Jessica is a part of an historic, huge plan to create a superbeing often known as the Kwisatz Haderach, and it’s Jessica’s direct choice to have a boy as an alternative of a lady that units these occasions in movement.