Reggie Jean Page Xenk plays in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thievesbut the Bridgerton The actor says his character has a lot in common with another much-loved gentleman of honor; Princess brides Inigo Montoya. Page’s chivalrous hero joins Chris Pine as Edgin the Bard, Michelle Rodriguez as Holga the Barbarian, Justice Smith as Simon the Sorcerer, Sophia Lillis as Doric the Druid and Hugh Grant as Forge the Rogue in the new film who hopes to bring big screen success to the D&D franchise.
In a new interview with colliderDiscussing his role in the film, Page likened his character to the honor-bound confessor of the classic 80s fantasy, princess bride. It is to explain:
“I think he’d cheer him up being a little Inigo Montoya, you know? He’s like, I’m the bright, chivalrous hero. Someone has indicated in interviews earlier that the first thing I do in a movie is save a cat. I think they know damn well they go for that kind of hero, and then screw up.” That right away, and they play with that metaphor. I think doing that is what really got me into this character. Because an outright hero is one thing, but then playing and questioning what the heroes actually are, I think, is what the movie really is, and that’s why I let Edgen go and fly On his own he gave because if I did all the heroics for him, there would be no hero’s journey for Edgin. There would be no evolution.”
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves hits theaters this week.
It took a long time to get the Dungeons & Dragons franchise back on the big screen after the last, disastrous attempt in 2000. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves It took longer even after being hit with multiple delays in the wake of the covid pandemic. However, it looks like the long wait was worth it, as the movie is now looking forward to the fight John Wick: Chapter 4 And take first place at the box office this weekend.
So far, the early reviews of the movie have been very positive from critics and the audience, which is very unusual these days. Whether the positive vibes around the movie are enough to help galvanize the box office is another matter, but one thing is for sure, this D&D movie brings a sense of magical fun this spring, and that’s something that can’t help but help its cause. Star Chris Pine has said previously that his biggest hope is that the film will lift audiences’ spirits. It is to explain:
“I’ve seen this movie probably more than I’ve seen many of my other movies because I love watching it with the audience. To go out and see the audience’s faces, you see exactly what cinema has to do, which people are, like, alive. They want to talk about it. They’re in a great mood.” The world is so dirty, why not use this vehicle – big budget cinema – to make people feel better.”
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves It hits cinemas March 31st.