D&D Movie/TV Here's The D&D Movie Trailer!

"Who needs heroes when you have thieves?" The movie arrives March 3rd, 2023. Here's the trailer! When they said it was inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy, they weren't kidding! We have dragons, owlbears, mimics, gelatinous cubes, quips, and more!



There was also a clip shown at San Diego Comic Con where the party cast speak with dead, and got to ask five questions. Also, apparently, the D&D cartoon characters from the 80s have a cameo!
 

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

Chaosmancer

Legend
More important than the actual view count, the trailer is #1 trending video on YouTube. No small feat considering there have been a number of other reveals coinciding with comic-con, most notably another Rings of Power trailer (which I think also looks good).

Movie is definitely going for "Guardians of the Galaxy, but fantasy." Which is a good take, because Guardians of the Galaxy is essentially D&D in space.

One thing I don't think anyone has commented on so far...

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I'm pretty sure that's going to be the movie's version of Drow. Pointed ears, likely in the underdark... and yes they're not purple/ebony, but I think everyone with half-a-brain would know having ebony drow is a disaster idea. To be clear, I think it's best they went with the Romulan-evil look instead.

Really? I was leaning either Shadar-Kai or Thayan warrior, considering the bald head and tattoos which are going to be iconic for the Red Wizards.
 

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Ever seen an Elf Thayan?

They're either changing what Drow are, or they're changing what Red Wizards are. I don't see why they'd have to change the latter, so I'm thinking former.

There are Elf Thayans now, when Szazz Tam took over he was less bigoted, well he still favoured undead generally over the living. Drizzt's Elf ex girlfriend from before Cattie Brie was reincarnation was an a servant of Szazz Tam.
 
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Urriak

Explorer
There are Elf Thayans now, when Szazz Tam took over he was less bigoted, well he still favoured undead generally over the living. Drizzt's Elf ex girlfriend from before Cattie Brie was reincarnation was an a servant of Szazz Tam.

Ok it's a little funny that Szazz Tam, the lich dictator, is less bigoted on race than his predecessors.
 

Urriak

Explorer
Now?

Because the actors in fantasy movies were hideously ugly at some point? Tom Cruise in Legend? Mathew Broderick in Ladyhawk? Cary Elwes and Robin Wright?

I don’t really see a whole lot of difference here.
I'll even toss in some more niche fantasy movies that still had actors/actresses who were considered attractive.

Beastmaster
The Sword and the Sorcerer
Hawk the Slayer

And then going more mainstream wide appeal...there was no one in the main LotR cast that was hideous either.

Even stuff that was complete schlock like The Warrior and the Sorceress or Masters of the Universe didn't cast ugly actors.

As much as I agree that the main cast should be attractive (I mean, this is Hollywood OBVIOUSLY they'll be attractive) I'm not sure these examples make me confident in this film!

I think I'll just generally say that expecting the stars of ANY big-budget film to be unattractive is just a wild expectation, regardless of the film's actual quality. The star of a big film is going to be sexy, they'll helps sell tickets.
 

DarkCrisis

Legend
Now?

Because the actors in fantasy movies were hideously ugly at some point? Tom Cruise in Legend? Mathew Broderick in Ladyhawk? Cary Elwes and Robin Wright?

I don’t really see a whole lot of difference here.
I am referring to stuff like Half-Orcs and Tieflings that dont look 99% human and Dwarves and Dragonborn etc etc. The cast of characters look all plainly human with one slight feature difference or 2 (pointy ears etc).

I can understand not wanting to spend budget to do a Dragonborn, but a half-orc or at the least a different colored skinned Tiefling is a matter of make up etc.

They took the safe and easy route. Doesn't mean the film wont be fun.
 


Kurotowa

Legend
One of my pass times when I'm bored is to watch trailer reaction videos. Partly because it's amusing and partly because it helps me check my experience against people outside my usual social circles. The reactions to Honor Among Thieves have mostly fallen into three camps.

There's the people who have played D&D and geek out over all the familiar elements. There's the people who haven't played D&D who shrug and say, "Looks like it could be fun, maybe I'll check it out." And in between are the people whose main exposure to D&D is the Legend of Vox Machina animated series, who don't really understand the idea of two different characters having the same character class and ask "Is that Keyleth? Is the guy with the lute supposed to Scanlan?"

It's good to be reminded what context we take for granted. :LOL:
 

Levistus's_Leviathan

5e Freelancer
I am referring to stuff like Half-Orcs and Tieflings that dont look 99% human and Dwarves and Dragonborn etc etc. The cast of characters look all plainly human with one slight feature difference or 2 (pointy ears etc).

I can understand not wanting to spend budget to do a Dragonborn, but a half-orc or at the least a different colored skinned Tiefling is a matter of make up etc.

They took the safe and easy route. Doesn't mean the film wont be fun.
Well, the movie's version of tieflings is a valid canon way to depict them, even in 5e.

I too do wish that the characters in the main cast had more D&D-racial diversity. I would love it if one of them was a Dragonborn or Orc or Drow. But it's not a big sticking point for me, and I can understand why they would want to keep their main cast looking mostly human for the first mainstream D&D movie.
 


One of my pass times when I'm bored is to watch trailer reaction videos. Partly because it's amusing and partly because it helps me check my experience against people outside my usual social circles. The reactions to Honor Among Thieves have mostly fallen into three camps.

There's the people who have played D&D and geek out over all the familiar elements. There's the people who haven't played D&D who shrug and say, "Looks like it could be fun, maybe I'll check it out." And in between are the people whose main exposure to D&D is the Legend of Vox Machina animated series, who don't really understand the idea of two different characters having the same character class and ask "Is that Keyleth? Is the guy with the lute supposed to Scanlan?"

It's good to be reminded what context we take for granted. :LOL:
I would add to that, people who started playing D&D in different editions.

The movie's designs refer quite a lot to 2nd and 3rd edition.
 

wellis

Explorer
Definitely a fun trailer.

Someone once said that D&D is pretty "superheroish."

Maybe it's because I watched Thor: Love and Thunder not too long ago, but now I'm wondering if the MCU borrowed the sort of fantasy look from D&D in a sense.

Like seriously, I wouldn't have been surprised if this was a Marvel trailer.
 

darjr

I crit!
Definitely a fun trailer.

Someone once said that D&D is pretty "superheroish."

Maybe it's because I watched Thor: Love and Thunder not too long ago, but now I'm wondering if the MCU borrowed the sort of fantasy look from D&D in a sense.

Like seriously, I wouldn't have been surprised if this was a Marvel trailer.
I do believe this is the case.
D&D has been a sort of “golph” of Hollywood for a while.
 



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