Two new stars join the Dungeons & Dragons cast, Sophia Lillis from It, as well as Hugh Grant who will be playing 2021’s “Jeremy Irons in the D&D movie.”
According to the latest news from Hollywood, the Dungeons & Dragons movie has two new stars. First up It girl, Sophia Lillis, whom you’ll know for playing Beverly Marsh–or if you’re particularly cultured and cool, as telekinetic superstar Sydney Novak in Netflix’ I Am Not Okay With This, which was both an amazing show and sentiment to describe the entirety of 2020-2021 so far.
There’s no detail yet on what role Sophia Lillis might play, the news, which broke via Deadline, did not mention that Lillis would be taking a lead role, but given the actress’ look, and this list of potential roles (which may even still be accurate) from Fandomwire has only two female roles:
- Raven Hightower is one of the lead males as he is in 88 scenes. He has dark eyes, long hair, and a beard and he wears an oiled cloak, leather armor and wields a magic flamesword. He is an honorable man as he and his sister were once slaves but she died and he is still haunted by her passing.
- Hack Karroway is another lead male, having a gigantic 77 scenes, but he is a voice-over character. He is a former human turned Half-Dragon, now standing seven feet tall with a long tail and blood-red scales. He wears human armor and has a large bastard sword and can breathe fire. He’s intelligent and logical.
- Otivan Trickfoot is a strong support male with 51 scenes and he’s a gnome who wears magic rings. He is cunning and untrustworthy.
- Alyssa Steelsong is a strong support female with 41 scenes. She is the leader of the masked warriors and wields a mace. She is next in line to be the Lord Protector of the Triadic Knights after Palarandusk dies.
- Malanthius is a supporting male with 26 scenes. He is skinny, longhaired and young and he is a spellcaster.
- Razer Horlbar is a supporting male with 14 scenes. He is a handsome elf with jet-black skin and has pointed ears and long white hair. He is the leader of the cloaked men and is in charge of Damaia and The Beast.
- Damaia is a supporting female with 10 scenes. She is a Tiefling, a race descended from demons. She has horns, pointed teeth, and a long tail.
- The Beast is a supporting male with 9 scenes and he is a huge, cloaked man who wears an expressionless wooden mask.
- Bickety is a supporting male with 9 scenes, he is a human swordsman with a scar-ridden face and he is an adventurer.
- Zanril is a supporting male with 9 scenes. He is a bald warlock adventurer who explores the Demon Temples with Karroway and Hightower.
- Skeever is a supporting male with 7 scenes and he is a half-orc adventurer.
- Palarandusk is supporting male with only 3 scenes. He is an ancient gold dragon and Lord Protector of the Triadic Knights. He has cracked scales and dangling spines with catfish whiskers. He eats gemstones to stay alive.
…it’s not too hard to winnow it down. Assuming all of this hasn’t been changed since directors Jonathans Goldstein and Francis Daley have signed on and rewrote the script. It would be hard to imagine that it wouldn’t, because this list doesn’t really inspire confidence, and the two directors brought Spider-Man Homecoming to life which is easily one of the top five (three) Marvel Movies.
The dated role list might not inspire confidenence, but the talent list signing on does. The other big name to sign on recently is none other than Hugh Grant, late of The Undoing, Paddington, and of course, Cloud Atlas.
Hugh Grant has signed on to be the Jeremy Irons of this movie. In that, he’s a well-known, and instantly recognizable British actor who will very obviously be playing the villain of the film. No word on whether he’ll be able to beat Irons’ record for the most amount of scenery chewed while facing off with a CGI Dragon:
…but I can all but guarantee you that six months after the movie has released, no one will be able to remember the character’s name, but we’ll all be talking about the things Hugh Grant did to oppose those heroes.