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9 Reasons Why “Dune” Is Going To Be Your Next Pop Culture Obsession

The "God-Emperor" of blockbuster sci-fi, fantasy, and celeb culture, Dune will be released on Oct. 22. Here's why you gotta bow down to the "Muad'Dib."

Unless you've been living in a "sietch" for the last year, you know that Dune is finally coming to theaters and streaming!

Members of the cast of "Dune" standing by rocks

Don't know Dune? Oh, it's only about to be you and the country's next pop culture obsession NBD.

Here's why:

1. First of all, the cast will make you "trapped on a desert planet" thirsty.

"Dune" movie poster featuring the cast

2. We're talking a romantic story that pits Gen Z heartthrobs Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya together at last!

3. Plus a ton of guys and gals you might recognize from some of the most epic sci-fi, fantasy, and horror franchises of the last decade.

4. OK but why is it relevant? Well, it touches on themes that relate to the present day.

5. And, if you've seen the trailers, the visuals for this movie are as groundbreaking as a sandworm tearing through the dunes of Arrakis.

6. But like other prominent pop culture franchises, the reason you're going to be obsessed with Dune are the sure-to-be iconic moments, like when Paul puts his hand in the Gom Jabbar box of pain.

7. Or when he and Gurney fight with the Holtzman defensive shields.

8. How about TMW we see Baron Harkonnen (played by Stellan Skarsgård) first lift off in his antigravity suit?

9. Oh, did we mention that the film is directed by Denis Villeneuve, one of the most acclaimed sci-fi directors of recent years?

Denis Villeneuve directing Javier Bardem

All images courtesy of Warner Brothers. Additional images courtesy of Warner Brothers

Now that you're practically a Mentat on the subject, take the "spice" and see Dune in theaters or stream it Oct. 22!

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