The news that Timothee Chalamet could possibly be playing Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s new Dune film has recieved a mixed reaction. While many are thrilled, many also are not.
When the news broke on twitter many voiced their opinions. Most Chalamet fans were thrilled of course. But a lot of Dune fans were unhappy.
The disappointment was mostly sounded like this:
No, no. Too weird.
— Zhen zhen (@love_zhennn) 16 July 2018
Please lawd no!
— Joe Jejune ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@JoeJejune) 16 July 2018
— Angel Sala (@aangelsala) 16 July 2018
— Phoenix 909 (@Phoenix_909) 16 July 2018
Once the ‘no’s’ were vented. People began to articulate longer reasons as to how they felt.
I would rather this movie star literally anyone else. https://t.co/CFcrRpFwuA
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) 16 July 2018
Yeah, don’t tell me of your homeland, Usul.
— Sarah Kurchak (@fodderfigure) 16 July 2018
Please stop Denis, you ruined Bladerunner now Dune??
— CamerasofChaos (@CamerasOfChaos) 16 July 2018
He ain’t gettin my Gom Jabbar no way uh uh
— Kranium (@Bighodagxl) 16 July 2018
They’re just gonna absolutely ruin this book for a new generation. I didn’t think they’d go so low.
— Ethan (@EthanSlocum) 16 July 2018
This is not Muad’dib
— John Michael (@JM_Baro) 17 July 2018
Welp, the Dune remake is shaping up to be a trainwreck.
So much for averting the White Savior narrative by casting a black actor.
— Social Justice Crab (@nightofthecrabs) 17 July 2018
No. Please. Even jar jar binks lizard ass face would be better than this guy.
— indira (@indiraiman) 17 July 2018
Why does Paul Atreides have to look like a boy band member?
— Circling The Drain (@GeraintRees9) 17 July 2018
Some even directly messaged Chalamet to plead that he not play the role.
Don’t do it Timmy 🤦♀️ @RealChalamet
— Zhen zhen (@love_zhennn) 17 July 2018
No! God! No!
— Детектор пумпа (@detectorpumpa) 17 July 2018
Please no. Just no.
— András (@rainbowandras) 17 July 2018
— Dune Saga (@TheDuneSaga) 17 July 2018
After the announcement many have already lost confidence in the project due to the possible casting announcement directing their dissapointment directly at ‘Legendary,’ the company producing the movie.
I suppose @Legendary will be surprised that Dune doesn’t make them any money. Hey Legendary, IT’S DUNE
— Anthony Schwass (@egnaroja) 17 July 2018
Some of the negative feedback even said the casting was ‘perfect’ for all the wrong reasons.
Honestly: perfect casting (for a white framing/telling of dune).
— PalmcrashValentine (@yerbasuena) 16 July 2018
This. I really fear that this will be a Eurocentric vision of humanity’s future.
— ReadingDoonesbury (@ReadDoonesbury) 16 July 2018