Breakout Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page has reportedly joined the cast of the highly-anticipated Dungeons & Dragons film, which is set to release May 27, 2022. The popular role-playing game has been adapted into multiple films and an animated series to varying degrees of success since its conception in 1974. Paramount and eOne are now teaming up to adapt the beloved D&D fantasy world - which features elves, orcs, goblins, zombies, and many other magical creatures - for the big screen once again.
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the pair who co-wrote Spider-Man: Homecoming and directed Game Night, are set to helm the project. The duo also penned the most recent version of the script, which is based on an earlier draft by Michael Gilio. The newest addition to D&D's on-screen legacy has been in development since 2015, but few details regarding the film's storyline have been revealed to the public as of yet. It's unclear whether Goldstein and Daley's adaptation will be set in a D&D-inspired fantasy world or if it will merely incorporate aspects of the game into its story.
But despite the mystery surrounding the film's plot, casting news has been keeping fans on the edge of their seats. According to Variety, Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page is the most recent actor to hop aboard the project. Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith are also set to star, although their exact roles remain unknown.
Page stole hearts as the Duke of Hastings in the Shonda Rhimes-produced Bridgerton. But the young actor's rise to stardom is only just beginning. He's set to host Saturday Night Live, he was recently nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Bridgerton, and he'll of course star in Dungeons & Dragons in 2022. While his D&D co-stars are familiar with the blockbuster film scene, it's relatively new territory for Page. He's no stranger to the spotlight, however, and his work on Bridgerton suggests he'll be a standout no matter what role he's given.
In terms of the nature of Page's role and the general direction of the story, the possibilities are endless. Perhaps Dungeons & Dragons will go the full fantasy route in the hopes of filling the void that franchises like Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings left behind. Or maybe it will open in a modern-day setting and then thrust its characters into D&D's landscape à la Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It's fun to speculate, but hopefully official announcements about specific storylines - as well details regarding what roles Page and his castmates will play - are on the horizon.
Keep up with all the latest movie news by following us @RegalMovies.