In the second installment of the highly-anticipated Dune film, something strange has taken over the sci-fi film’s marketing. Someone on Team Dune came up with the most cursed popcorn bucket. The reveal of the Dune 2 Sandworm Popcorn Bucket has had the internet and media in a frenzy because of the bucket’s eerie opening with teeth. The jokes write themselves. Since the popcorn bucket’s opening forces one to stick their whole hand in, the amount of popcorn yielded isn’t much because the “teeth” act as a filter. As freakishly unnerving as the popcorn bucket is, the marketing team accomplished what they wanted: everyone is talking about it now. Per Deadline, the sequel is projected to produce more than $65 million in its domestic opening. Tickets are being sold over a month in advance, so the possibility of the film surpassing projections seems highly likely.
What’s Dune 2 About?
Dune: Part Two will be released in theaters on March 1. The film is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed bestseller of the same name. The cast features returning and new members Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. The continuation of the film series will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides (Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. A seven-minute scene has been released, giving fans a taste of what’s to come on the big screen in a few weeks. Watch the scene below:
And here are some reactions to the cursed bucket.