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D&D film’s villain revealed (and no it’s not Vecna)


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves’ newest trailer dropped on Monday, lifting the veil off the movie’s huge villain. And whereas followers of Stranger Issues or Vital Position would possibly assume they’ve a leg up on this one, Chris Pine and firm are not combating a lich named Vecna.

In an interview revealed by IGN on Monday, co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein revealed that the movie will function the chief of the Pink Wizards of Thay, Szass Tam. Tam is additionally a lich — identical to Vecna, the unhealthy man in Stranger Issues and Vital Position’s Vox Machina storyline. However Tam has fairly a special story, which exhibits up in plenty of novels in addition to Forgotten Realms: Spellbound, a 2nd version marketing campaign revealed in 1995.

Within the lore of D&D, a lich is a wizard who, via the darkish arts of magic, has transcended mortal life to turn out to be a strong undead creature. In response to the Forgotten Realms Wiki, Tam bought the job performed by killing off his mentor and utilizing his life’s work as a springboard, after which becoming a member of up with a nefarious group of evil-aligned magic customers generally known as the Pink Wizards of Thay, a bunch that additionally options prominently within the D&D movie. He’s additionally an outdated hand at elevating armies — together with armies of the undead — to try to take over areas of the fabric world.

In fact, please don’t get these explicit red-robed wizards confused with D&D’s different red-robed wizards. These girls and gentlefolk generally known as the Order of the Pink Robes come from the world of Krynn — and a completely completely different setting generally known as Dragonlance.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves is out in theaters beginning March 31.

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