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New images reveal FIRST LOOK at Dune’s Sandworms

August 31st, 2020 by Marc Comments

With the trailer for director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake set for release (we’re hearing) this week, we finally have our first look at the cast of the movie fully suited up and, maybe more importantly, we have our first fleeting glimpse at the Sandworms.

The movie, set for release on December 18th, 2020, is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic 1965 sci-fi tale and the sandworms – which produce melange, a spice that is viewed as the most powerful substance in the entire galaxy – are perhaps the most iconic part of the tale and the new subscriber cover for the latest issue of the magazine (above and, in full, below) give us a look at the creatures.

On top of that the two on-the-shelf covers (also below) give us Timothée Chalamet‘s Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaac‘s Duke Leto Atreides and Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck. These are the House of Atreides, the protagonists and heroes of the tale.

The second cover gives us Javier Bardem’s Stilgar, Zendaya’s Chani, Sharon Duncan-Brewster’s Liet-Kynes and, of course, Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho, who is a warrior who fights for House Atreides.

Personally, I’m a massive fan of Villeneuve’s work and I fully anticipate this – and the sequel that is part-filmed and the TV Series – will be utterly superb but, alas, like Blade Runner 2049, I fear the audience to make this a massive success may not be there, especially in the year of that damned virus. But I hope I’m wrong.

What say you all? Let me know.

Dune arrives in theaters on December 18, 2020.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….