Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet dropped in on Fortnite on Tuesday as their characters from the highly anticipated sci-fi movie Dune. The 25-year-old Emmy winner and Oscar-nominee Timothée, 25, promoted the Dune x Fortnite Collaboration in a video shared on social media.
The video begins with Zendaya’s character Chani in Fortnite hitting a movie clapboard as Timothée’s character Paul Atreides sat in a chair in the background. The actor while sitting in a studio with co-star Zendaya can be heard saying, “Hey, everyone. I’m Timothée Chalamet.” Zndaya chimed in, “And I’m Zendaya from the upcoming film event.” Meanwhile, Timothée continues, “We’re excited to introduce you to Paul Atreides and Chani who are traveling all the way from the planet Dune and dropping into Fortnite today.”
However, the clip also showed Chani and Paul dropping onto the battle island where they immediately went on the offensive. “Chani is a powerful Fremen warrior who calls the most dangerous planet in the known universe as her home,” Zendaya said. “And Paul has been trained to be a fighter and leader destined for greatness beyond his wildest dreams,” Timothée said. Dani and Paul were then shown in battle and charging against two opposing characters on a beach. “Good luck on The Island,” Timothée stated. “Good luck, guys,” Zendaya added.
However, a few days back, Fortnite content creator, partner, and news provider @HYPEX leaked the information on Twitter. He shared the 360 views of Dune characters Paul Atreides (played by Timothée in the movie) and Chani (Zendaya). It is also revealed that his love interest and expected lead of the sequel, as skins that users can purchase within the game. Although, the Dune bundle is set to be sold at the price of 4,600 V-Bucks and will be available from Chapter 2, Season 8 of the game.
Moreover, no release date has been announced as of yet it is expected that with the film hitting cinemas on 22 October 2021, the Fortnite bundle will drop not long after. Dune premiered last month at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and Warner Bros Pictures released it internationally on September 15. The film is scheduled for release in the United States in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously.