18 April 2024
Games Technology

Dune: Half Two Director Simply As Shocked By The Sandworm Bucket As Us

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Dune: Half Two is coming to theaters later this week and is already receiving rave critiques, however some on-line communities can solely concentrate on one factor: the now-infamous sandworm-shaped popcorn bucket. The web, being what it’s, took the joke and ran a lot additional with it than anyone actually should when it first caught wind of the monstrosity. I don’t assume I can repeat half the stuff that folk have mentioned they plan to do with it. However one necessary opinion has been silent on the matter till not too long ago: that’s, the opinion of Dune: Half 2’s director, Denis Villeneuve. You inform me what facet you assume he lands on.

In a current interview alongside Dune star Timothée Chalamet in The New York Times, Villeneuve and Timmy had been requested what they considered the fervor over the popcorn bucket. Villeneuve, ever the consummate skilled who refuses to be caught slipping, acknowledged that he was, in truth, conscious of the uproar it had brought about. Right here’s an excerpt from the interview:

“I don’t wish to make silly jokes proper that can I remorse tomorrow morning. However I’ll say this. After I noticed it, I went, ‘Hoooooly smoke.’ What the [expletive]!? On the identical time, it created lots of enjoyable on-line. So perhaps it’s constructive? It’s some type of…spectacular design.”

Chalamet, who it ought to be famous apparently shot Villeneuve a “fast look” because the query landed, makes Villeneuve’s delicate dance across the matter even funnier by roughly reducing to the purpose. “I can’t inform if somebody is at residence proper now going, ‘My design labored completely and everybody’s speaking about it.’ Or if somebody’s brutally offended by the response.” Thanks ModdedController360, for embracing your fact proper there after which. When the world wanted you most, you gave voice to our considerations.

The dialog strikes on shortly, and the 2 are far more charitable to the popcorn bucket and its creators than I’d be, however not earlier than clarifying that Villeneuve was “not personally concerned within the design course of,” in response to Chalamet. Villeneuve jokingly responds, “I believed you had been!” With that cleared up, the following step appears apparent: monitoring down the bucket’s creator and asking them how a lot spice they ingested after they made it.