Denis Villeneuve has long said that remaking Dune is not only his dream job, but also the best movie he has ever made. Now, Warner Bros. has released a new featurette that reveals just how deep Villeneuve’s love for the source material goes. The latest inside look at the film shows Villeneuve discussing his efforts to bring Frank Herbert’s rich sci-fi landscape to life.Although Dune will be available to stream on HBO Max later this month, Villeneuve hasn’t been shy about expressing his hope that fans will choose to experience the film on the big screen, and it’s not hard to see why. The director and his team went to great lengths to faithfully translate every last detail of Herbert’s original novel. Clearly, they wanted everything to feel as real as possible. And in many cases, this meant utilizing practical effects as opposed to digital backdrops.
In Darkhold Alpha #1 by Steve Orlando, Cian Tormey, Jesus Aburtov, and VC’s Clayton Cowles, the Scarlet Witch has nightmares about Chthon arriving on Earth to destroy the Marvel Universe. She discovers that Doctor Doom has unearthed the Darkhold in Abysmia, and confronts the supervillain about his plans with the book, blaming him for Chthon’s re-emergence. After trying to find a way to stop Chthon with Doom and suggesting they build a new version of the Darkhold Defenders, Doom decides to try to stop Chthon himself (he fails). In the meantime, Scarlet Witch summons Iron Man, the Wasp, Spider-Man, Black Bolt, and Blade, who all meet the conditions of being Darkhold Defenders. After getting them to agree to help, Scarlet Witch tells them they need to read the Darkhold only enough to temper their madness so they can enter the other realm. Unfortunately, the team reads too much of the book and gets transformed by their madness.
In 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, co-director Joe Russo played an unnamed gay man in a brief scene at a support group. Actor Tessa Thompson has said she intends her Thor: Ragnarok character to be bisexual, and hinted that the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder might explore that side of her character.*Edited to add: Sure, Loki’s queer in the comics. In the MCU, though, he’s only made that one murmured aside to being with both women and men. A single line of dialogue referring to something not depicted onscreen may rise to the level of “out” for you; it doesn’t, me.Plus, there’s scores of background players in various crowd scenes that have pinged my personal gaydar. There was this one hot waiter in The Avengers who likely got smushed by a giant Chitauri space-eel, in particular.