Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves kicked off a weekend of Hall H panels at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday. Cast members Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant joined directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley and producer Jeremy Latcham to share the first details about the upcoming movie. We also got our first look at Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves with a trailer. The film looks like a rip-roaring adventure worthy of the beloved roleplaying game.
The trailer came after a panel that saw the cast talk about their history with Dungeons & Dragons. Pine joked that though it took him a while to come to the game, he’s now ready to spread the gospel of D&D because of how it brings everyone together. While Page joked he grew up as Eddie Munson of Stranger Things. He was made fun of, and he played loud and angry music. Meanwhile, Lillis has been a devoted fan of the roleplaying game and watches Critical Role. Grant teased he’s been an enthusiastic Dungeon Master.
Here’s who everyone is playing, including their D&D classes. They’re a ragtag group of misfits.
- Chris Pine: Edgin, a bard
- Michelle Rodriguez: Holga, a barbarian
- Regé-Jean Page: Xenk, a paladin
- Sophia Lillis: (Character name unknown), a druid
- Hugh Grant: Forge, a rogue
- Justice Smith: Symon (though we need to confirm this spelling), a sorcerer
A behind-the-scenes sizzle reel showed off a bit of the characters, costumes, and monsters. They shot the film in Northern Ireland and the landscapes are made for Dungeons & Dragons. An unfinished clip from the film showed the group questing for the Helmet of Destruction. The search in this scene included a classic D&D mission: digging up corpses to ask them questions. As the group questions several corpses, we saw some of the film’s humor—especially from Pine’s Edgin. Grant noted the movie has real Monty Python vibes.
Goldstein and Francis Daley are both huge Dungeons & Dragons fans. They each started playing at young ages. But like Francis Daley noted, it’s not just the story of D&D that’s key. It’s about the feeling you get when you play. And they wanted to incorporate all of that into the movie: family, camaraderie, and coming together as a group to face obstacles you don’t expect. We love a found family story.
The directors and producers wouldn’t share too many details about the plot. Latcham said the team has a lot of questing; they’re searching for something that will probably solve the issue they’re facing. The trailer showed they helped the wrong person steal the wrong thing and unleashed the greatest evil in the world. Oops.
Francis Daley said Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has dozens of monsters and creatures in this movie and dozens of spells. Another clip showed off a displacer beast and the gelatinous cube. The directors also noted the worked closely with Wizards of the Coast to get the lore right. And, the film will have at least one cameo from a well known D&D player.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves arrives in theaters on March 3, 2023.