Dungeons and Dragons cast tease unlimited possibilities for sequels
The cast say the game opens up possibility of 'steampunk' or 'cyberpunk' sequels
Watch: The cast of Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves talk sequels
Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves will reach cinemas on 31 March, but already the cast are eager to return to the movie’s fantasy world.
“I don't think that there are limits to where these stories can go,” Regé-Jean Page, the Bridgerton breakout who plays a stoic paladin, tells Yahoo UK.
“The joy of Dungeons & Dragons is that it is about limitless, boundless imagination that only has edges where your mind does.
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"Any stories that want to be told in [that world], we can find space for.”
Honour Among Thieves sees a ragtag group of unlikely adventurers — led by Chris Pine’s joyful, lute-playing bard — attempt to retrieve an ancient relic that will help them pull off an extremely difficult heist.
Justice Smith’s Simon Aumar and Sophia Lillis’s Doric, a fledgling wizard and a tiefling druid respectively, are part of the team, and both actors want to continue their characters’ journeys in future instalments.
“I really hope so,” says Lillis of wanting to play the sarcastic Doric again. “It was really lovely working with [Smith] and all the other people. I [am] being genuine for once!”
Michelle Rodriguez — who plays a barbarian and knows a thing or two about franchises having previously appeared in Resident Evil, Avatar, and various Fast and Furious movies — sees huge potential in the future of Dungeons & Dragons.
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“What I find intriguing is that all the different Dungeons & Dragons realms are connected by portals,” she says.
“You can go from the map that we played in, which is based on a real map, which is medieval structure, to steampunk to cyberpunk to all these different maps that have been created.”
“You’re saying the multiverse of dragons,” Page, sitting alongside Rodriguez, interjects.
“If they literally wanted to start fresh with a completely different cast, they could do. All we can do is cross our fingers and be like, ‘Yo, barbarian cyberpunk, come on!’”
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However, directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, previously best known for helming Game Night, are not thinking about a multiversal story just yet – even if a spin-off TV series has already been announced by Paramount.
“We were very careful not to approach this as number one of five,” Goldstein says.
“Our producer, Jeremy Latcham, likes to remind us of what Kevin Feige said to him when they were making Iron Man, which was, ‘Let's make one good movie, forget about a sequel. There's no sequel unless you make this great.’ And that's really how we focused on it. We weren't planting seeds or little threads to pick up later.”
“It's a grave mistake that studios often make when they're trying to create franchises where they put the cart before the horse and they think, ‘How do I build out this cinematic universe,’ and that’s often to the detriment of that first film,” adds Daley.
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“For us it was, ‘Let's put everything that we have into this movie, make something that we're really proud of, and then let fate decide what happens after that.’”
Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is in UK cinemas from 31 March. Watch a trailer below.