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Dune 2 Director Responds To That Horrifying Popcorn Bucket

A bucket is just a bucket, right?


By now we've all seen the Dune 2 popcorn bucket from AMC that looks like one of the sandworms, the Shai-Hulud, and the jokes that came with the reveal. The movie's cast members had a range of thoughts from "it's not okay" to seemingly enjoying the sensation of sticking their whole hand in the "mouth hole."

The first Dune movie was delayed due to the pandemic in 2020, and the sequel, originally aimed for theaters in the fall of last year is finally being released this week. Dune: Part 2 is already gaining quick acclaim and director Dennis Villeneuve had his thoughts about the interesting piece of movie merchandise, which were more or less in line with how did this get made.

"I don't want to make stupid jokes right now that will I regret tomorrow morning." he said to the New York Times. "But I will say this. When I saw it, I went, "Hoooooly smokes." What the [expletive]!? At the same time, it created a lot of fun online. So maybe it's positive? It’s some kind of…impressive design."

It makes you almost wish we could have gotten a bucket using David Lynch's worm design for the original. You can get your sandworm bucket at participating AMC theaters, and good luck, as they're currently going anywhere from $40-60 on eBay.

Dune 2 finally hits theaters on March 1. Be sure to check out our Dune: Part 2 review for a sense of what to expect.

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