Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein spoke to Collider about plans for their Dungeons & Dragons: A Thieves’ Honor and possible sequels.
According to Goldstein, Paramount Pictures did not put any pressure on the authors to think of the film as the first puzzle of the proposed cinematic universe.
“Obviously, we wanted to present characters and a story that could be developed further and that would have the potential for new paintings, but this was not our main goal,” he explained.
Daley also paid tribute to Paramount. He noted that companies often “put the cart before the horse” in trying to plan out the MCU before the first film was released. In his opinion, the leadership of Paramount did the right thing, since they decided to first look at the results of Thieves’ Honor.
The plot is based on the popular board game Dungeons & Dragons, which has a place for magic and mythical creatures. The roles were played by Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Lillis, as well as Rege-Jean Page and Hugh Grant.
Dungeons & Dragons will premiere internationally on March 3, 2023. The trailer was shown at San Diego Comic-Con in July.