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People baffled after seeing Dune 2 promotional popcorn bucket

Tuesday, 30/01/2024, 20:06 (GMT+7)

The item in Dune 2 has a flower-shaped opening and was designed to resemble the mouth of the franchise's sandworm monster., leaving many users stunned.

Viewers are looking forward to the sequel to the sci-fi blockbuster Dune hitting the silver screen in two months. However, aside from the excitement, one item has caught the attention of fans and left them stunned. 

Numerous people were stunned after seeing a limited-edition Dune-themed bucket of popcorn. 

The popcorn bucket is a promotional item for the upcoming film, leaving numerous people in awe of its strange appearance. . 

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Moviegoers will soon have the chance to buy a limited-edition Dune-themed bucket of popcorn, which comes with an 'Easter egg'. Image Credits: u/RJamieLanga/Reddit

The item mentioned is a tan-colored container designed to resemble the mouth of the franchise's iconic sandworm monster.

The popcorn bucket has a flower-shaped opening; the container was intended to evoke the awe-inspiring presence of the colossal creature. Numerous fans also expressed horror after seeing it. 

This product was released to generate hype for the film.

However, the audience has the opportunity to purchase a limited edition Dune-themed bucket of popcorn, which includes a special 'Easter egg' from the first movie. 

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The popcorn bucket has a worm's mouth-shaped opening, allowing cinema-goers to reach into the bucket and take a handful of popcorn. Image Credits: @u/SwimmerSwagger/Reddit

The popcorn bucket has a horrifying shape

As the image was advertised, the bucket was described as having a lid in the shape of one of Arrakis' giant worms, complete with layers of razor-sharp teeth. The worm's mouth doubles as an opening for moviegoers to reach in and grab a handful of popcorn.

However, it is unintended, similar to the popcorn bucket, that has fans in tears of laughter. Many have noticed that the worm-shaped lid bears a striking resemblance to a well-known intimacy aid, colloquially referred to as a 'fleshlight.'

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Supposedly, the popcorn buckets are designed to resemble deadly worms. Image Credit: IMDB/Warner Bros.

The discovery of this unintentional association has resulted in a wave of humorous reactions across social media platforms.

On social media, numerous people express their horror after seeing the popcorn bucket. 

Additionally, several memes and witty content have quickly spread, adding to the comedic nature of the situation.

Several of them also admitted that the item of the Dun 2 association between the popcorn bucket and a 'fleshlight' was unintended by the creators.

However, among users who are unfamiliar with the term, a 'fleshlight' is a popular intimacy aid. The humor derived from this connection lies in the stark contrast between the innocent intention of the merchandise and the unintended adult connotation. ​