Dungeons & Dragons (film series)

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Dungeons & Dragons
Based onDungeons & Dragons
by Wizards of the Coast
Release date
CountryUnited States

Dungeons & Dragons is an action-adventure fantasy film series based on the role-playing game of the same name currently owned by Wizards of the Coast.


Film U.S.
release date
Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Story by Producers
Dungeons & Dragons (2000) December 8, 2000 (2000-12-08) Courtney Solomon Carroll Cartwright & Topper Lilien Thomas M. Hammel, Kia Jam, Steve Richards and Courtney Solomon
Dungeons & Dragons:
Wrath of the Dragon God
October 8, 2005 (2005-10-08) Gerry Lively Robert Kimmel & Brian Rudnick Courtney Solomon
Dungeons & Dragons 3:
The Book of Vile Darkness
August 9, 2012 (2012-08-09) Brian Rudnick Steve Richards
Dungeons & Dragons (2023) March 3, 2023 (2023-03-03) John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis and Jeremy Latcham

Dungeons & Dragons (2000)[edit]

The Empire of Izmer is a divided land. An elite group of sorcerers, known as "The Mages", rule the land while the commoners are left defenseless. The Empress of Izmer, Savina, fights for equality and prosperity amongst all citizens, but the wicked and powerful Mage Profion plots to overtake her throne. As he plots to rule the Empire by nefarious means, the Empress seeks the Rod of Savrille, which has the power to control the Red Dragons. She hires two petty thieves, Ridley and Snails, who become her key to aligning with the dragonkeeper. Together with a mage apprentice named Marina, a combative Dwarf named Elwood, and the Empire's personal expert tracker - an Elf named Norda- they must outpace Profion's chief henchman Damodar to find the Rod of Savrille; the artifact that has the power to set their Kingdom free.

Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005)[edit]

When the evil sorcerer Damodar succeeds in stealing the mystic elemental black orb, he declares a sinister vengeance against the kingdom of Ismir. A decorated warrior of the Empire, named Berek, and Melora, an unseasoned sorceress join forces with four heroes - representing Intelligence, Wisdom, Honor and Strength - to thwart the evil Mage and his growing army. Together they must reach the vault that holds the orb, assembling their own army, and defeat Damadar before he awakens the dormant black dragon whose purpose would destroy the entire kingdom.

Dungeons & Dragons 3: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012)[edit]

Dungeons & Dragons (2023)[edit]

In 2017, following years of delay with legal disputes over filming rights between Hasbro, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures announced that they were distributing a Dungeons & Dragons film set for release in 2021.[1][2] In July 2019, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley were in talks to direct. By January 2020, the two adapted had a script by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Michael Gilio for the film.[3] In December 2020, it was announced Chris Pine was cast to star in the film.[4] In early 2021, Hugh Grant was cast as Forge Fletcher, with Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Jason Wong and Daisy Head joining the cast.[5][6][7][8] Filming began in April 2021 in Iceland and concluded August 19, 2021, with principal photography in Northern Ireland.[9][10] The film is scheduled to be released March 3, 2023 after being delayed from various dates in 2021 and 2022.[11][12]


Film Award Category Subject Result
Dungeons & Dragons (2000) Stinkers Bad Movie Awards[13] Worst Picture Courtney Solomon Nominated
Thomas M. Hammel Nominated
Kia Jam Nominated
Steve Richards Nominated
Worst Sense of Direction Courtney Solomon Nominated
Worst Supporting Actor Jeremy Irons Nominated
Worst Supporting Actress Thora Birch Nominated
Worst On-Screen Group The entire cast Nominated
Most Intrusive Musical Score Justin Caine Burnett Nominated
Least "Special" Special Effects Nominated
Most Unfunny Comic Relief Marlon Wayans as Snails Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Supporting Young Actress Thora Birch Nominated
Saturn Awards Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award Nominated


Critical Response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Dungeons & Dragons (2000) 10% (92 reviews)[14] 14% (25 reviews)[15] C+[16]
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God N/A (2 reviews)[17] N/A N/A
Dungeons & Dragons 3: The Book of Vile Darkness N/A N/A N/A
Dungeons & Dragons (2023) TBA TBA TBA

In other media[edit]

Wizards of the Coast released a Fast-Play Game based on the film The Sewers of Sumdall. It is a DVD-ROM feature on the DVD as a printable PDF file.[18][19]


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  9. ^ Hafstað, Vala (April 12, 2021). "Part of 'Dungeons & Dragons' Filmed in Iceland". Morgunblaðið. Archived from the original on April 14, 2021. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  10. ^ Daley, John Francis [@JohnFDaley] (August 19, 2021). "Wrapped D&D today! Still alive!" (Tweet). Retrieved August 28, 2021 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 24, 2020). "'Mission: Impossible 7' Opening In Pre-Thanksgiving Period 2021; 'Tomorrow War' Eyes Next Summer: Paramount Release Date Changes". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 25, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  12. ^ Moreau, Jordan (April 9, 2021). "'Top Gun: Maverick,' 'Mission: Impossible 7' Among Latest Paramount Delays". Variety. Archived from the original on April 9, 2021. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  13. ^ "2000 23rd Hastings Bad Cinema Society Stinkers Awards". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2006-10-17. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  14. ^ "Dungeons & Dragons (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes.
  15. ^ "Dungeons & Dragons (2000)". Metacritic.
  16. ^ "Cinemascore". Archived from the original on 2018-12-20. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
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  19. ^ "Dungeons & Dragons (New Line Platinum Series): Justin Whalin, Jeremy Irons, Zoe McLellan: Movies & TV". Retrieved 2013-10-18.

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