Dungeons and Dragons is not only the go to ignorant joke against “nerds” who supposedly play in basements, but it’s also a very popular book and video game series. I always hated when people used it as a negative, like it was a bad thing for people to have imaginations and enjoy a mystical plain of existence.There are a lot of well known comedians and actors who actually love Dungeon and Dragons and it’s because of that popularity that a movie was made in 2000. The movie did decent at the box office and most of the audience was the core D&D fan base, but the fact that it was made is all that matters. If you’ve never watched it, someone has taken the liberty of posting it up on Youtube.
After 15 years Warner Bros. has announced that they are moving forward with another Dungeons and Dragons movie Variety reports. This is probably due to the popularity of fantasy movies in the past decade, don’t forget that Lord of the Rings was also a tabletop game.
Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. president of creative development, stated the following
This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings…D&D’ has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property.
Since this news was just released today there wasn’t anything said about story or characters, but as long they have a Mage I’m all for it. With a screenplay already written, the ball has began to roll to the beginning of filming out next Dungeons and Dragons movie.