Following the news that the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie landed its new writer with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad and the reports that Chris Pine is in the film as well, a new casting decision has been announced. Hugh Grant is slated to play the role of the lead villain in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie alongside It’s Sophia Lillis.
In a new report from Deadline, Grant is poised to play the big villain of the upcoming movie. Lillis’ role is unclear at this time, though more details are expected to drop soon. As for the rest of the cast, Grant and Lillis both join an impressive roundtable of actors including the aforementioned Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton), and Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu).
At the helm of the upcoming movie is both John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein as the film’s directors with Kolstad as the lead writer. Kolstad’s involvement had a lot of fans excited when it was revealed back in January. Creating the epic John Wick franchise alone was enough to give D&D fans faith, but he’s also had experience with gaming adaptations as well, including Hulu’s Hitman: Agent 47 and his work on Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier television series.
With the future still mostly unknown, it does have us interested in what fans would like to see the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie take on in terms of its story. Which characters would you like to see up on the big screen and who would you like to see take on those roles? Do you think Grant has what it takes to play the big bad in the upcoming movie? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below and tell us what you’d like to see out of the latest D&D project!