Screenshot: Paramount.

We’ve still got more than two weeks before Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves rolls initiative and into theaters, but in order to keep your appetite whetted, the movie has released a giant new clip of the gang running through a labyrinth for their lives. But they’re not the only player-characters to go on the run.

In this giant clip, Hugh Grant’s Lord of Neverwinter has placed three groups in a modular maze full of treasure chests and classic D&D monsters. The first group, of course, is Chris Pine’s band of merry thieves; the second, who cares; and the third, well, if you’re of a certain age and level of nerdiness, you’ll recognize them at 0:58:

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves | Let the Games Begin Clip (2023 Movie)

Why, it’s the stars of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, which aired from 1983-85. From left to right, that’s Eric the Cavalier, Hank the Ranger, Presto the Magician, a dwarven version of Bobby the Barbarian, and last but certainly not least, Diana the Acrobat. It’s a fun nod to fans that doesn’t prevent people who don’t recognize them from enjoying the film, and those are my favorite types of Easter eggs. If you would care to see the source material…

Dungeons and Dragons Opening Credits and Theme Song

(Yes, they were transported into the world of Dungeons & Dragons via roller coaster, and not through a game of Dungeons & Dragons. It was a weird time.)

Honestly, Honor Among Thieves looks like a hell of a lot of fun, and I’m happy that’s exactly what critics seem to think. The movie premieres on March 31.

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