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D&D Movie/TV Benedict Cumberbatch Joining D&D Movie?

According to The Sun, Benedict Cumberbatch is joining Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page, Hugh Grant and others in 2023's D&D movie.

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He was in the The Hobbit trilogy as Smaug, the dragon, and is well known as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock. More recently he narrated an animated short about a Drizzt.


 

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

So before you all start quoting me again to criticize and correct, etc., this free advert blip is not about the D&D movie but let's first play along that this could definitely be D&D movie adjacent.

Soundtracks are a thing in movies for decades now. And I see this opportunity to help market this young rapper on Kickstarter, Dizzy Roseblade

This kid is doing a rap album narrating D&D Adventures and even his personal experience. What say we support the Kickstarter (last 40 hours now) and maybe even get him on the official soundtrack?

There are those of you with more sway and years in this D&D Industry, so can make this happen.
1. I love hip hop, but not into nerd rap. Some nerd in my rap is fine, a la early Del the Funky Homosapien or El P.
2. Never going to happen w/ getting him on the soundtrack.

I wish the dude well.
 

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hopeless

Adventurer
Depends on what music they will use.
Like the Lord of the Rings soundtrack or Kull the Conqueror (or whatever it was called?)?
If they're going Guardians of the Galaxy maybe use 70's or 80's style tracks?
 


imagineGod

Legend
1. I love hip hop, but not into nerd rap. Some nerd in my rap is fine, a la early Del the Funky Homosapien or El P.
2. Never going to happen w/ getting him on the soundtrack.

I wish the dude well.
Many movies with song get songs to match the feel of the movie.

If instrumentals, will be dominant, then, yes, a Hans Zimmer orchestral theme would be epic.

I suspect if there is some light hearted fun, this is a D&D movie, a background rap track with nerdy lyrics narrating a montage scene could work to.

I do it at my table, hence, I thought the Dizzy Roseblade's Kickstarter was ace.
 





hopeless

Adventurer
They got I believe his name is John Rhyss Davies to play Gimli and he's 6' tall or thereabouts!
I guess it depends on what role they want him to play.
IF this is set in Neverwinter in the MMO there is that Master of Illusions who'd fit the bill well enough!
And those that play that game will know which skirmish I'm referring to!
 

fba827

Adventurer
(This may have already been said, apologies as I just skimmed the thread posts so may have missed something)

given that principle shoots have already happened this is unlikely a core character role. Thus , if happening. Likely either..

(A) the wise advisor that imparts information or items along the heroes journey

(B) the would-be-future-build up villain that just gets a cameo in the film, or teaser post credits (think thanos in early marvel films) such that his presence is established now as a brief ‘there is that mysterious character’ but to lay build up for a future movie

just my thoughts anyway
 


hopeless

Adventurer
Until we can confirm where their movie is based (as in if its Neverwinter or somewhere else) we can only speculate.

IF this is Faerun there's only so many characters that might fit the bill.

Wizards, Khelben Arunson would be high on that list, if he's voicing a character that could be Xanathar itself and god knows how many others!
Manshoon of Zhentil Keep, one of the Hidden Lords of Waterdeep...

Dear lord I think others can add options to that list!

So I guess we wait and find out!
 

Until we can confirm where their movie is based (as in if its Neverwinter or somewhere else) we can only speculate.

IF this is Faerun there's only so many characters that might fit the bill.
The banners flying from the castle from the movie set say Faerun. Neverwinter in particular.
 



The plot for that movie also is a pretty standard D&D adventure, besides the whole "getting sucked into a video game" thing. Get a MacGuffin, keep it away from the villain, take down some nameless enemies in the meantime, and you've got a D&D adventure!
I mean, replace "video game" with "roller coaster", and you have the plot of the '80s D&D cartoon (barring the McGuffin part)...
 

They could use all new characters pretty simply. It's D&D. Making characters is part of the fun.
This. They are making a D&D movie set in the Forgotten Realms, not a Forgotten Realms movie or a Neverwinter MMO movie. And creating characters is an important part of what makes D&D D&D.

If they include cameos, they are unlikely to be other people's heroes like Elminster or Drizzt for the same reason as you don't include them in tabletop adventures - the distract the spotlight from the player characters where it belongs.

Cameos from villains and neutrals like Xanathar or Jarlaxe are more likely, but on on the basis of them being interesting characters in their own right, not fanservice, hardcore D&D fans are not the target audience for this movie. But I think Cumberbatch would be miscast as Jarlaxe.

I think it's more likely Cumberbatch is an off screen narrator, which seems about the right degree of meta for this movie.
 

I hope they get the tone of this right. I hope it will turn out as a genuine fantasy movie with an orchestral soundtrack, and not a movie trying to be funny while throwing pop songs around every few minutes.
 

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