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17 "Star Wars" And "Dune" Similarities That Seemingly Tie The Franchises Together

A galaxy far, far away was influenced by Dune.

Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune is set to hit theaters, and critics are already hailing it as the next Star Wars.

Luke in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" and Paul in "Dune"

17. The Setting

The Millenium Falcon flying to Yavin IV in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

16. The Stellar Scope

X-Wing Fighters flying towards the Death Star in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

15. Tatooine and Arrakis

The planet Arrakis in "Dune"

14. Sandworms and Krayt Dragons

Paul and co. encountering a sandworm in "Dune"

13. Droids and Thinking Machines

C-3PO and R2-D2 on Tatooine in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

12. Hyperspace and Space-folding

Han Solo and Chewbacca going into hyperspace in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

11. Lightsabers and Crysknives

Paul with a crysknife in "Dune"

10. The Stormtroopers and Sardaukar

Stormtroopers walking inside the Death Star in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

9. Leia and Irulan

Princess Leia wielding a blaster in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

8. Emperor Palpatine and Emperor Shaddam IV

Chancellor Palpatine in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"

7. The Jedi and Fremen

Chani on Arrakis in "Dune"

6. The Skywalkers and House Atreides

Leto, Gurney, and co. in "Dune"

5. The Force and The Spice

Paul and Chani with blue eyes in "Dune"

4. Anakin and Paul

Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"

3. Darth Vader and Baron Harkonnen

Baron Harkonnen in "Dune"

2. Mahdi and the Chosen One

Paul staring into the distance in "Dune"

1. Luke and Paul

Luke staring at the twin suns on Tatooine in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

Are there any other Dune and Star Wars comparisons that you can think of? Let us know below in the comments!