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Here’s Our First Look at DUNE’s New Sandworms

It’s been a weird year for movies, to say the absolute least. As such, it’s easy to forget that we’re just a few months away from the release of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. The adaptation of Frank Herbert’s fantasy novel is set to hit theaters this December. This week, we learned that the first footage for Dune will come attached to Tenet, with a full trailer debut on September 9. That means the proverbial content floodgates are about to open. And, in fact, they already have thanks to Empire Magazine.

Today, the magazine revealed three new magazine covers to promote Dune. The first features the members of House Atreides: Paul (Timothée Chalamet), Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac), Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), and Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin).

The second Dune cover features the Fremen people from the planet Arrakis: Stiglar (Javier Bardem), Chani (Zendaya), and Liet-Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster). This second cover also features Duncan Idaho (Jason Momoa). He isn’t a Fremen but his destiny is tied to the mysterious people.


And lastly, the most exciting of the bunch, is a collector’s cover that features our first peek at the film’s sandworms!


We don’t see the full sand monster–which reside under the surface of the desert planet Arrakis–but we do get a glimpse of its giant mouth. It looks pretty dang frightening to us. According to Empire, that’s Paul Atreides standing directly in its warpath. We know from other images that he’ll have quite a lot to deal with on Arrakis, the planet his family moves to at the opening of Dune.

Josh Brolin and Timothee Chalamet on Arrakis in Dune.
Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

We can’t wait to see more from Dune when the trailer drops on September 9. For now, the film is still set to release to theaters on December 18, 2020.

Featured Image: Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

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