It’s hard to imagine any other actor more gung-ho about Dungeons & Dragons than Vin Diesel. The movie star constantly muses about his love for D&D on social media, has third-party books typically owned by old-school D&D fans, and he played a massive game with the folks at Nerdist. (Side note: He played as a custom-made "witch hunter" class created by the Nerdist crew.) Given how studios love passionate actors who will vie for their properties, might he then want to star in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie?
During the press junket for The Last Witch Hunter, Cinema Blend geeked out with Diesel over the beloved role-playing game. (Check back later for more on the hidden links between the film and D&D.) Something that came up was the upcoming film adaptation that was placed in development after that longtime lawsuit was finally settled. As for whether or not Vin Diesel wants a part in it, he explained,
The first attempt at a live-action Dungeons & Dragons feature film came in 2000 from director Courtney Solomon. Jeremy Irons portrayed villainous mage Profion, while Justin Whalin and Marlon Wayans played two of the lead characters. There have been other attempts since, such as Wrath of the Dragon God in 2005 and The Book of Vile Darkness in 2012, but none stuck.
Vin Diesel continued to say that he considers D&D sacred territory, so if the WB wants him for the new adaptation, they’d have to turn out something major. He explained,
Vin Diesel can be seen next in The Last Witch Hunter on October 23. And hopefully in a D&D movie somewhere down the line.
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