The first Dune trailer will release online in September. Warner Bros. confirmed the bit to ComicBook.com while also revealing a date in the process. According to the site, the first Dune trailer is set to debut online on September 9, soon after its premiere in theaters alongside Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.
If true, this should come as a huge relief to Dune fans. There’s been much talk about the trailer’s release and while fans have been treated to a dozen odd stills over the past few months, nothing beats seeing those characters and landscapes in a trailer. With only 4 months to go for the film to release (and it hasn’t been delayed yet), fans have been clamoring to get a first teaser at what Denis Villeneuve has in store.
Matters have been complicated with the current situation. With Nolan’s Tenet arriving in theaters, there was some talk of drawing viewers back to cinemas by releasing a 10-year anniversary edition of Inception. Originally, the first Dune trailer was set to debut with this release along with the first looks at Wonder Woman 1984 and Godzilla vs Kong. None of these panned out though and Warner Bros. has reserved the Dune trailer for when Tenet expands in more international locations. The trailer’s online release v/s theatrical exclusivity was still clouded and today’s news certainly confirms the former.
Our biggest look at Dune came in April with the release of high resolution stills depicting the Atreides family and showing off the film’s impressive cast and costumes. Since then, we’ve been treated to bits and pieces of info here and there but nothing too substantial. Hopefully, this trailer will appease fans and fill their appetites until more marketing material arrives.
Dune is still set to release in theaters on December 18, 2020. It will only span the first half of the book, with Villeneuve having mandated a two-film commitment. It features an ensemble cast that stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.