On this week’s show, the Dune Talk crew are in a celebratory mood. Dune has crossed the $100 million mark at the overseas box office, on director Denis Villeneuve’s 54th birthday no less! It’s impressive considering the movie hasn’t had its domestic release yet, but what do these numbers really mean? We dive into the topic of how well Dune: Part One would have to perform, in this time, to be considered a success. How does this compare to other movies, such as No Time to Die? What role does HBO Max play in all this?
Also, during Rebecca Ferguson’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, another full one minute clip was released from the movie. It’s a deeply emotional scene between her character, Lady Jessica, and Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac). Johnny, Marcus, and Simon explore what this scene reveals to us, both about the couple’s relationship and power structures in the wider universe of Dune.
This podcast (55 minutes) is available below in both video and audio formats. Enjoy and spread the word to fellow Dune fans!
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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.