Rick and Morty has shared new artwork teasing Denis Villeneuve’s Dune – scroll down to take a look.
In a new image shared on Twitter yesterday, Adult Swim reimagined the show’s characters as paying homage to Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet in Villeneuve’s new film) and Chani.
Rick can be seen dressed as Paul, while Morty is channelling a similar look to Chani, who is played by Zendaya in the film.
Check it out here:
Use the voice, Morty! pic.twitter.com/ZKN6AjxKX9
— Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) November 8, 2021
The caption, which reads “Use the voice, Morty!” refers to a superpower in the film which sees any given person use “the voice” to influence others into doing what they demand.
The power is often used by the Bene Gesserit, a religious cult in the film, while Paul aims to learn how to use it alongside his mother Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) as she trains him.
A sequel to Dune was officially confirmed at the end of last month, following a successful opening weekend at the US box office for Part One.
In a statement (via Deadline), Villeneuve said: “I just received news from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with Dune: Part Two. It was a dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune and I have the fans, the cast, and crew, Legendary and Warner Bros. to thank for supporting this dream. This is only the beginning.”
In NME’s four-star review, Dune is described as lacking in closure but “the sheer ambition on display here means you get plenty of bang for your buck”.