Dune movie posters give the best look at villain Baron Harkonnen

The Dune movie villain played by Stellan Skarsgård has just received his first proper reveal, thanks to a new set of posters. Skarsgård’s Baron Harkonnen is the main villain of Dune, but only received a fleeting glimpse in last year’s trailer. Now a set of Dune character posters has revealed excellent looks at the main cast, including the movie’s Baron — all in advance of the new trailer being released this Friday.

The first good look at Dune movie villain Baron Harkonnen

Dune movie villain

After being delayed multiple times, the new Dune movie is set to launch in theaters on October 21 and on HBO Max a day later, on October 22. There’s a new trailer coming this Friday, and in advance of that Warner Bros has released a bunch of new character posters, including the main character Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) — but the coolest is the main villain Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård), who was barely seen in last year’s trailer, making this the first proper look at the character.

There have been nine other character posters released so far, mostly focusing on the movie’s heroes such as Oscar Isaac’s Duke Leto Atreides (Paul’s father), Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho, and Zendaya’s Chani. Possibly the biggest omission is Dave Bautista’s Glossu ‘The Beast’ Rabban, nephew of Baron Harkonnen and the movie’s secondary villain — who had a bigger appearance in the trailer, so he certainly deserves his own poster.

The new Dune trailer will release this Friday, and in case any fans had forgotten, there’s a new Dune game coming from Conan Exiles developer Funcom that will tie into the movie universe. Hopefully, there will be more info on that soon as the movie’s October release date approaches. Elsewhere on HBO Max, Dune’s Zendaya made unfortunate headlines for her role in Space Jam: A New Legacy last week, and the next DC movie The Suicide Squad is out on August 5.