The spice is ready to flow once again for Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi fantasy novel Dune. Denis Villeneuve is the latest director to bring the best-selling story to the big screen. Only this time the epic novel is getting two parts. After months of anticipation, we finally have a trailer for the highly anticipated first movie, which stars Timothée Chalamet as the story’s main character and hero, Paul Atreides.
And, predictably, the internet has lost its collective mind over it and its giant sandworm. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Dune‘s first teaser.
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You might not remember the feeling in 2020, but people can still experience joy. Which many did while watching the trailer.
hello enjoy my reaction when oscar came on in the dune trailer KDJDKSKDKD pic.twitter.com/v9cQ9pqiH7— spooky daph 🎃 | ia bc school (@lovelymrvl) September 9, 2020
me opening night for dune https://t.co/bmikLXIEVZ— linnéa, what's good? howdy (@hejjlinnea) September 9, 2020
already thinking about the amount of money I'm going to spend seeing dune in IMAX 15 times at least— abbey (@edwardcu1len) September 9, 2020
THE DUNE TRAILER I'M SCREAMING— ASOIAF Book Snob (@ASOIAFbooksnob) September 9, 2020
BYE THIS IS A DUNE STAN ACCOUNT NOW— jessa (@directedbyrian) September 9, 2020
Not everyone was thrilled, but only because they have no idea what the hell the movie is actually about.
me enjoying the dune trailer even though i haven't read the book and know nothing about the world pic.twitter.com/OXev9iYmrC— Olwethu 🌸 (@terrencemalikk) September 9, 2020
watched the dune trailer and i’m still so confused what the plot is pic.twitter.com/yXM67VQHqL— aivy (@daechvita) September 9, 2020
One thing everyone understands, though, is that this is one good looking cast.
i just think this Dune trailer is overstating how unusual it is for someone to dream about making out with Zendaya— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) September 9, 2020
hopping on the dune discourse for 1 reason and 1 reason only: horniness pic.twitter.com/6nrmWBmrnT— Jo Bradley (@JoLucyBradley) September 9, 2020
Side note. Oscar Isaac is aging like the finest of wines. pic.twitter.com/tB0Kh9WNM6— Lee Shorten (@lcshorten) September 9, 2020
Unfortunately, a sci-fi fantasy novel released in 1965 and set on a desert planet has a timely connection with our world right now.
Dune's roll out is crazy. https://t.co/nc3ecKyyg7— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) September 9, 2020
Dune trailer or San Francisco 2020? pic.twitter.com/BJt4gZCPot— sasha magee (@sashax) September 9, 2020
Thankfully, the very serious trailer provided plenty of options for more humorous reactions too.
I HOPE THIS EMAIL FINDS YOU WELL— Matt Scarin' Caron 🌕🐺 (@heyitsMattCaron) September 9, 2020
Watching the DUNE trailer and... pic.twitter.com/ekaJjosHKT— Bedder (@itgetsbedder) September 9, 2020
Excited for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN 2 I mean DUNE starring Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson— Manuela Lazic (@ManiLazic) September 9, 2020
i can’t watch the dune trailer because i’m at work pic.twitter.com/Jwv0oDmlgW— jordan (@villainfiIms) September 9, 2020
Everyone's reaction to the Dune trailer; pic.twitter.com/xvH55RJkOt— All Hallows Steve (@Insane_Stephen) September 9, 2020
The gender of the baby has been revealed to be "Sandworm."— Phil (@PhilPhorever) September 9, 2020
Speaking of sandworms, based on early polling they have an approval rating of 100%.
seeing the worm in the dune trailer is the happiest I’ve been in months pic.twitter.com/paaannljKS— Ally Jordan (@alysonjordan97) September 9, 2020
me: show me a worm— francis bj🎃rk morgan (@freshmangoslice) September 9, 2020
dune trailer: 🐛
me: thank you
As long as we don’t have to deal with actual sandworms in our world in 2020 they should remain very popular.
Dune also stars Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica; Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides; Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck; Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen; Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban; Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat; Zendaya Coleman as Chani; David Dastmalchian as Piter De Vries; Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh; Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Dr. Liet-Kynes; Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam; Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho; and Javier Bardem as Stilgar.
The movie (hopefully) comes to theaters on December 18, 2020.
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