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Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves features original animated series gang

March 21st, 2023 by Marc Comments

We all know that a new Dungeons & Dragons movie, Honour Among Thieves, is hitting cinemas next week with Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriquez starring in what looks like – and by all reports is – a fun adventure.

But for many, Dungeons and Dragons, aside from being a game that’s been around for decades, was an animated series in the 1980s that sat proudly among The Real Ghostbusters and Ulysses 31 and was, well, great.

The original animated series featured Hank, Sheila, Eric, Presto, Bobby and Diana, a group of kids from earth who got on a D&D rollercoaster and ended up in a world full of, em, dragons. And dungeons.

It was a big deal to kids in the 80s – of which I’m one –  and holds a special place in our hearts (yes, I have all the new Hasbro figures) and fans have cried out for decades to have the series wrapped up, a sequel, a movie or anything featuring the original characters… but sadly, it never came.

However, it seems we finally have an acknowledgment that the original team are still out there and fighting hard.

WATCH: Fans create perfect final episode of Dungeons and Dragons animated show

A new clip from the movie has been released and it shows the movie’s cast entering the High Sun games and in it we catch glimpse of a couple of rival teams… and one of them is very, very familiar!

The clip is below and the gang appears at the 0:57sec mark:

In case you missed them:

This is such an awesome detail and easter egg to put in the movie, a fun nod to the fans from long, long ago, like this old guy, but also it gives hope that the original group is still out there adventuring and perhaps, just perhaps, we might see them again in the future. And maybe next time they’ll have Uni, Dungeon Master and Verger too, wouldn’t that be a thing to see?

Anyway, thoughts on this one? I want to hear them all, guys.

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. 

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Directed by: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley

Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant

Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves hits cinemas on March 31st.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….