The trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has got D&D fans around the world chomping at the bit to see every nerd's favourite TTRPG, hit the silver screen staring some of Hollywood's biggest names!
Thanks to TV shows like Stranger Things, with the young stars from Hawkins rationalising their otherworldly adventures with D&D analogues, with a solid stat block of retro highlights , Dungeons & Dragons has been brought very much into the popular consciousness. Without shows like that, would we be looking forward to settling down with an oversized drink and a salty snack to watch a D&D movie right now?
However you spin it this tabletop, dice-based RPG game has been around in one form or another since the early ‘70s, and it remains a poignant point of nostalgia for many — The influence of Dungeons and dragons can still be felt in the design of contemporary board and video games alike the Diablo series is probably one of the more well known examples.
And now we get to look forward to this Hollywood titan of a Dungeons & Dragons movie. Subtitled Honor Among Thieves, we can't help thinking that if it's anything like our games of D&D then it's unlikely to be very honourable, then again if it is like our games then the lead characters will get fixated on a random bystander, forget how to do most of their more exciting skills, and (certainly in the case of the bards) try to flirt with every living thing within eyesight.
Speaking of characters the film has a cast not to be sniffed at, this is not a list of unknowns and yesterdays forgotten stars, Dungeons And Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has a cast that could make some of the biggest blockbusters blush. The cast includes massive stars like: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page and Hugh Grant. If you'd have told us this could happen five years ago, I'd have had you roll one mother of a deception check... at disadvantage too.
Check out the Official Trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (10 Cloverfield Lane).