Is Dr. Liet-Kynes…
Kynes is introduced and essentially killed before
Chani even sets foot on screen.
With Kynes’ story over, it seems there’s no point in the film adaptation to make the connection; although admittedly this might still get picked up in future.
The paring down of
Chani’s secret origin, as well as fact she is not of pure Fremen descent (as Kynes was only half-Fremen), seems like lost opportunity. But that’s neither here nor there.
Did I miss something: In Dune, Pt. 1, is there anything that establishes Dr. Kynes’ as her parent as the book does?