Ahead of Dune: Part 2’s premiere on March 1, ticket sales platform Fandango has shared one of the film’s pivotal scenes in full, showing off a chunk of new footage. The seven-minute scene shows Paul’s first sandworm ride from start to finish, for fans who can’t wait until March to see more Dune.
The scene is one that featured heavily in Dune: Part 2’s very first trailer, kicking off with Javier Bardem’s Stilgar giving Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides some advice on his first sandworm ride. From Atreides promise of “nothing fancy,” the scene follows as he calls a worm to the surface to ride, with the Fremen–including Zendaya’s Chani–watching on.
“We really see Paul Atreides become a leader here,” Chalamet said when the scene was teased in Dune 2’s first trailer at Cinemacon. Showing off the full scene ahead of the movie’s premiere is a bold move, but it appears to have been well-received by fans so far.
The sandworm that’s had everyone talking recently hasn’t been the one in the movie however, but the film’s questionably-shaped promotional popcorn bucket. The Dune 2 cast commented on the bucket earlier this week, with Josh Brolin saying “I’m not going to stick my hand in there,” and Florence Pugh saying “it’s not okay.”
Dune: Part 2 has had three official trailers ahead of its release on March 1, and hype is building for the sequel. Director Denis Villeneuve has raised expectations for the film, saying in a recent interview, “I’m not saying the film is perfect, but I’m much more happy with Part Two than I was with Part One.”