First Look At Chris Pine And Michelle Rodriguez In Dungeons & Dragons Movie
The first footage of the new Dungeons & Dragons movie has been revealed, and we now get to see Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez in their battle armor.
It has been a long road for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves thus far, but the production took one step closer along the hype train of its eventual 2023 release via a character visual reel. CBR.com report that Paramount Pictures has revealed a host of character image posters. The images publicized on Variety’s Tik Tok account give fans the chance of a first look at Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie.
The Tik Tok posted by Variety (which you can see below) captures character posters presented by the lucky people in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Leading the show is Chris Pine and he is joined by a mega cast. The Star Trek star will be sharing the spotlight in the fantasy extravaganza with Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Regé Jean-Page, Justice Smith, and Sophia Lillis. CBR.com deciphered what each actor’s role in the film could entail by reviewing the heavily styled costumes one by each cast member. The verdict on Chris Pine is that he will be a bard, given that he is playing the lute in his moving poser image, and Rodriguez, with her enviable muscular frame and impressive armor, is thought to be a barbarian. According to previous reports, Hugh Grant will be serving as the movie’s villain, an excellent choice, given his sinister turns in HBO’s The Undoing and Amazon’s A Very English Scandal.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves first started out its long and arduous journey to wrapping production last year way back in 2013 with Screen Crush reporting that originally Warner Bros were behind the production. In the interim period, Paramount took hold of the reject, and actors such as Ansel Egort were potential targets as opposed to Chris Pine. The film’s release date of March 3, 2023, is also a result of delays. Originally, the film was supposed to debut in 2021, but thanks to scheduling conflicts and the covid pandemic, the film eventually landed at its current release date.
Directing Chris Pine and his co-stars in the long-awaited film is a duo, no, not the Russo brothers, but John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Daley and Goldstein’s previous directing credits include Game Night and Vacation, with the latter also being written by the pair. The other writing credits the pair share are Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Goldstein and Daley have also written the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie which gives fans a strong hint at the tone the movie will set. The pair’s background in writing/directing comedy films and penning the screenplay for a Marvel movie means that Honor Among Thieves will more than likely adopt the MCU template of big action and light laughs, a tried and tested method to get a big box office return.
The character images of Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and others show that a lot of work has gone into making Dungeons & Dragons: Honor among Thieves as visceral and believable as possible. There’s a lot riding on this movie given the global phenomenon that is the role-playing game that serves as the film’s inspiration, but with an all-star cast and strong filmmaking duo at the helm, this Paramount project, after years of waiting, has every chance of success.