The First “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” Trailer is a Magical Romp
San Diego’s Comic-Con is officially underway, and the first major studio film to grace the vaunted Hall H was Paramount’s long-awaited Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. This is the first time in three years that Hall H has been populated, and the Dungeons & Dragons team didn’t disappoint. Nor does the first official trailer, which reveals the star-studded epic led by Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, and Michelle Rodriguez.
D&D stars Pine, Page, Rodriguez, and Sophia Lillis were on hand in San Diego to share the first looks at the film. So, too, was Hugh Grant, who plays the film’s villain and was making his first-ever Con appearance. He was enjoying himself. At one point he joked that they’d tried to bring Sense and Sensibility to Comic-Con, but didn’t make it in.
The film comes from directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the directing pair who helmed the immensely enjoyable Game Night. Daley revealed at Comic-Con that he’s been an avid D&D player since he was 14. “Anyone who plays D&D knows it’s not just a game. It’s the feeling you get when you play the game.”
The trailer opens with Pine’s thief informing us he’s a part of a thieving team (hence the honor among them), and we learn that, in true D&D fashion, each member of the team has specific skills. Rodriguez’s character, for instance, is a barbarian and possesses great strength. Page’s character has incredible courage. Pine’s? Well, he makes plans. (It’s one of the best jokes in the trailer). We also learn this band of merry thieves accidentally unleashed the greatest evil the world has ever known, and the thrust of the film’s storyline will be their attempt to rectify the situation. The trailer is set to Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” includes some impressive creatures, huge fight sequences, and a cast that seems to be enjoying themselves immensely.
In short, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves looks fun, which is the first thing you want from an adaptation of the most iconic role-playing game of all time.
Check out the trailer below. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves opens in March of 2023:
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Featured image: Chris Pine plays Edgin and Regé-Jean Page plays Xenk in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves from Paramount Pictures.