The Dungeons & Dragons movie would include a classic D&D monster

A new report from CinemaCon indicates that a classic monster will appear in the next Dungeons & Dragons film. Yesterday, Paramount released a sizzle reel at CinemaCon that included a first look at the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie. While we got brief descriptions of the footage from established entertainment sites, a user from ENWorld, a major tabletop RPG forum, was also in the audience when the footage was released. The user gave a much more detailed look at the footage and also revealed that one scene included a moving beast. This marks the first confirmation of any sort of “official” D&D monster appearing in the upcoming film. You can read the full breakdown over at ENWorld, which notes that the film has a distinctly “superhero” vibe.

Displacement Beast is a unique monster to Dungeons & Dragons and resembles a six-legged panther with two tentacles extending from its back. The creature came from faerie and has the ability to bend light to make it appear a foot or two away from where it actually is. The Beast of Displacement made its first appearance alongside the Spectator and Flashing Dogs (its natural predator) in the very first expansion of Dungeons & Dragons back in 1975.

News that the Beast of the Displacer will make at least a brief appearance in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves is great news for fans who are hoping the movie will use more franchise lore. One of the main criticisms of the first Dungeons & Dragons movie is that it didn’t use too many aspects of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. While the filmmakers strove to keep real-life combat consistent with what appeared in the tabletop games, the first movie didn’t use many D&D monsters outside of red and gold dragons and a spectator (who didn’t). acted in no way as a spectator). With Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves set in the Forgotten Realms and leaks indicating that at least one character is a tiefling, it looks like the new movie will feel a lot more like a D&D game than past attempts.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves will be released on March 3, 2023.

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