San Diego Comic-Con is just getting underway, but already Paramount dropped the first trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. This new live-action movie looks to be delving deep into D&D lore, if the various Easter eggs and hidden references are any indication.
From iconic creatures to familiar magical spells, we’ve broken down all the key Easter eggs to be found in this new footage. Check out the slideshow below or scroll down to learn more.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – Spells, Creatures, and Other D&D Easter Eggs
The Creatures and Realms of Dungeons & Dragons
This dragon breathes what seems to be black acid as opposed to fire; this could point to it being an extremely powerful, chaotic evil Ancient Black Dragon, which uses an Acid Breath attack.
This looks to be the Underdark, a subterranean realm.
A quick shot of a Mimic, an infamous D&D creature that disguises itself as a treasure chest.
Two famous D&D monsters in one shot! Both a Displacer Beast and a Gelatinous Cube can be seen here.
Though it’s hard to make out the exact color of this dragon, because of the volcanic setting and its breath of fire, it’s likely a Red Dragon, known for being ferocious tyrants.
The Spells of Dungeons & Dragons
The mage appears to be using some kind of protective spell — possibly Force Barrier — to shield the oncoming arrows.
It looks like someone might’ve used the Heat Metal spell on Michelle Rodriguez’s axe.
It seems like Sophia Lillis’ character could be using the Dimension Door spell here.
The mage is casting some sort of lightning spell, which could be Witch Bolt, based on the shape.
Based on the sounds heard here, the mage might be using Magic Missile.
The other mage teleports via a spell — could it be a case of Misty Step?
Sophia Lillis’ Tiefling Character
Most of the characters appear to be human, but based on her horns, Sophia Lillis’ character is likely a Tiefling.
This shows Lillis’ character transforming from a horse to the much-more powerful beast, the Owlbear. However, it’s worth noting that the Wild Shape ability — the class feature that allows druids to change into animals — wouldn’t allow a transformation into an Owlbear, as it’s technically classified as a monstrosity. This could mean the filmmakers are playing with the combat rules a bit, or a spellcaster simply cast Polymorph on her de la.
The trailer dopped shortly after fans got a first look at its main characters in costume. Watch for everything else announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 as the show continues.