Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the world's most recognizable role-playing game back to the big screen for the first time since 2000 in a movie that is packed full of famous faces and fearsome fantasy foes.
Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Game Night, Spider-Man: Homecoming), this new take on the classic game sees us being thrown in with a band of heroes who set to recover a powerful artifact and come up against some powerful foes in the process.
We're now just days away from the film's release, and it's looking more and more like Honor Among Thieves is one of 2023's must-see new movies. If you're excited about this new fantasy adventure, here's everything you need to know about Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves right now.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves release date
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was originally slated for March 3, though it got pushed back to release on Friday, March 31 at the start of November 2022. It got a world premiere on the opening night of SXSW 2023 (Friday, March 10).
Originally, UK audiences were told that they'd have to wait a little longer to watch the D&D movie (April 3). However, the UK release date was brought forward to match up, meaning UK fantasy fans can also watch it on March 31.
An adventure of epic proportions. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves arrives only in theatres March 31, 2023. #DnDMovie pic.twitter.com/C5gLQF6nvaDecember 5, 2022
Who's in the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves cast?
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves features a range of exciting stars. First up is Chris Pine (Star Trek, Don't Worry Darling), who's playing the human bard Edgin.
Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious franchise, Widows) is on hand as Holga, a barbarian, Bridgerton heartthrob Regé-Jean Page plays the courageous paladin, Xenk, It star Sophia Lillis plays the shape-shifting druid, Doric, and Jurassic World: Dominion star Justice Smith is set to appear as a sorcerer called Simon.
British icon Hugh Grant (Love Actually, Paddington 2) is also on board as the foppish rogue, Forge Fitzwilliam.
We got our first glimpse at the whole adventuring party at the preview night at San Diego Comic-Con:
Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis and Hugh Grant reveal ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ characters at #SDCC 2022 preview night- First Look #DnDMovie pic.twitter.com/Oo9vQiUpDxJuly 21, 2022
Shadow & Bone's Daisy Head is also on hand as the villain of the film. She's playing a Red Wizard called Sofina, and you can see her slinging spells at our adventurers in some of the newer trailers.
Characters that resemble those from the 1983 Dungeons & Dragons animated TV series also make a cameo appearance in the film. It was also rumored that some cast members from the hugely popular Dungeons & Dragons web-series, Critical Role, would appear in the film, though Chief Creative Officer Matt Mercer has confirmed that they were not involved in production and that none of them would be cropping up in the movie.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves reviews
At the time of our most recent update, the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves reviews have been very positive! The film currently has a 90% critics rating (from 90 reviews) and a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
In What To Watch's D&D movie review, we said we were very impressed with the core cast and thought the film was tons of fun, calling Honor Among Thieves 'a fun-filled fantasy romp' packed with jokes and exciting action sequences.
Our sister site Cinemablend gave the film 4/5 stars and claimed 'the balance of action and humor is handled excellently'.
Den of Geek rated the film 3.5/5 and labelled it 'a crowdpleaser that actually pleases'.
Empire critic Helen O'Hara also gave the film 4/5 and called Honor Among Thieves 'a wildly entertaining high-fantasy-meets-low comedy'.
What's the plot?
A plot summary from Paramount Pictures released alongside the trailer (more on that later) reads:
"A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure."
Is there a trailer?
Yep, quite a few, in fact! The final trailer features quotes pulled from some of the film's many positive reviews, interspersed with glimpses at some of the many action sequences you'll be laying eyes on throughout.
The previous teaser opened with the gang escaping from a dragon, our latest teaser gives us a fresh look at the menacing Red Wizards and features even more fearsome monsters like displacer beasts, a mimic, and a battle between an owlbear and a dragon. You won't want to miss this. You can also find earlier trailers embedded below.
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Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows.
Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.