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Chris Pine touts ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ movie as Comedian-Con returns

Actor Chris Pine mentioned he had by no means immersed himself within the common role-playing sport Dungeons & Dragons till a couple of years in the past when he was

requested about starring in a film in regards to the fantasy world of swords and sorcery. Now, he’s a convert.

Chatting with hundreds of followers in a conference corridor at San Diego Comedian-Con, Pine mentioned he hoped the Paramount Photos big-screen imagining of the sport, due in theatres subsequent March, would assist “unfold the gospel of D&D.” It’s a sport, he mentioned, that everybody ought to play in highschool.

“You may get the bully, the jock… all in a room and I assure you in 20 minutes nobody will keep in mind what sort of class they got here from, or who their greatest pals are, or who the dork is,” he mentioned. “They simply wish to giggle.”

The “Marvel Girl” actor helped kick off the return of Comedian-Con for the primary time since 2019. The annual, celebrity-studded celebration of superheroes and popular culture was cancelled for 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organisers mentioned they anticipate a full crowd of 130,000 company by means of Sunday. “Dungeons & Dragons” co-writer and director John Francis Daley mentioned he aimed for the movie to seize the sensation of camaraderie and “household coming collectively to face obstacles” that he experiences when taking part in the sport.

Known as “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves,” the movie additionally stars “Quick & Livid” actor Michelle Rodriguez, “Bridgerton” star Rege-Jean Web page and British actor Hugh Grant, who mentioned the film “had an actual Monty Python vibe.” It was Grant’s first look at Comedian-Con.

“We did attempt to include ‘Sense and Sensibility’ however had been turned away,” Grant joked.

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