The Dungeons & Dragons movie has been postponed till 3rd March 2023, the delayed news been declared by Paramount and eOne production house. The movie’s cast will be Christopher Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Regé-Jean Page of Bridgerton’s fame. This is the second time the movie release date has been changed; originally, it was meant to premiere on 19th November 2021, then again postponed to 27th May 2022. Needless to say, the delay is due to the uncertainties as part of the COVID as to when the halls will be fully reopened to the audience. It is unknown whether production plans would be affected due to this delay in release; the production was originally meant to start in Ireland this spring.
Dungeons & Dragons: Reason behind the Delay
The overall franchise of D&D will be affected due to this delay in premiering the film Dungeons & Dragons. As revealed by Hasbro, multiple live-action kinds of projects were being worked upon by their eOne production. Their real plan was to release any one of them before that of Dungeons & Dragons, assuming that it’d be successful, the audience will then be drawn to the theatre on the basis of that.
Dungeons & Dragons is a film based on a hit tabletop role-playing game, which Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley direct. According to an old script, it is based on a troop of adventurers on the hunt for an artifact of D&D lore, the Eye of Vecna. As part of the remaining cast, Hugh Grant will be seen as the main villain, as well as Justice Smith of Detective Pickachu and Sophia Lillis of IT.
Dungeons & Dragons did exist for almost 40 years. Later, its popularity has grown lately because the Fifth edition was very lucid to understand and the linkups with pop culture, like Stranger Things. The game was one of the first tabletop roleplaying, and last year 2020 was when D&D was most popular. With an untapped IP of lores that are quite developed, the game is very convenient. The characters were a part of novels and other tie-in games, as well as secondary characters in the world of the games played at the table. Hasbro is currently busy with various D&D projects. It includes a live-action TV show which will be developed by John Wick, who created Derek Kolstad. Till then, stay tuned to MediaScrolls for more such exciting news.