Chris Pine’s Edgin the Bard attempts to talk to the dead in hopes of finding answers in a new Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves clip.
On a quest to discover long-lost answers about a mystery from the past, Chris Pine’s Edgin the Bard uses magic to try and speak to the dead in a new Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves clip. The upcoming fantasy film stars Pine alongside Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Regé-Jean Page, Hugh Grant, and Sophie Lillis as a party of adventurers. Based on the tabletop gaming phenomenon of the same name, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves sees a group of thieves become unlikely heroes when a recently awakened undead ancient evil rises and threatens to bring the world to its knees.
Revealed by IGN on their YouTube channel during their online “Fan Fest” event, Edgin, Holga, Simon, and Doric to a long-dead soul for aid in their quest in a newly released clip ahead of Dungeons & Dragons Honor Among Thieves‘ release.
In the clip above, Simon casts a spell on the grave of a long-dead soldier who can explain to the party what happened during the events of an ancient battle. However, the situation proves difficult for Edgin, when it is revealed the party must be careful about what words they choose around the dead man due to the spell’s unclear rules.
How The D&D Movie Will Capture The Tabletop Gaming Experience
While other recent fantasy hits House of the Dragon, The Witcher, and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power have revitalized the genre through dramatic, dark epics, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves hopes to take a more playful approach. Between the use of comedic elements and the appearances of iconic but ridiculous Dungeons & Dragons monsters, it is clear that the movie is taking a more light-hearted approach to the tabletop game’s lore, despite the higher stakes. As such, it may prove to be an excellent entry point for audiences to learn more about the franchise’s detailed lore and become eager to play the game themselves.
Furthermore, in recent years, groups of recognizable online personalities coming together to play Dungeons & Dragons on live streams has offered audiences a new avenue to learn about tabletop gaming, with Critical Role being among the most recognizable shows. With these series, a main draw to audiences is watching the interactions between players as they gradually unravel the story. While Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves‘ length may not carry the same serialized ongoing storytelling, much of the marketing has placed emphasis on the party’s interactions, showing that the film hopes to earn fans through its cast’s chemistry.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves looks to be a light-hearted adventure perfect for both knowledgeable fans and newcomers. The recently released clip further provides a good introduction of the core cast to audiences, highlighting how they interact with one another, as well as the fantastical world around them. And if the movie proves to be a success, audiences may hope to see the party’s further adventures in potential Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves sequels.
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