Hasbro has announced that it is creating a Dungeons and Dragons documentary co-directed by Joe Manganiello and Kyle Newman.
The untitled documentary will be released in 2024 to celebrate D&D’ 50th anniversary and pull from more than 400 hours of early, never before seen footage of the game’s creation in the early 1970s. Celebrity fans of the game will also feature in interviews.
Manganiello will also produce alongside his brother Nick Manganiello, Anthony Savini, and Cecily Tyler, while Tara Long and Geno McDermott will executive produce with D&D scholars Jon Peterson, Adam F. Goldberg, and co-director Newman.
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Joe Manganiello – who’s starred in films including Spider-Man and Magic Mike – is the official D&D ambassador and has previously written for the game and starred in Critical Role as a guest character. He’s also the dungeon master of a star-studded Hollywood campaign that includes Vince Vaughn, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, wrestler Paul ‘The Big Show’ Wight, and Game of Thrones co-creator D.B. Weiss.
“I couldn’t be more proud and excited to get back behind the camera for another documentary, this time with the D&D dream team of Jon, Kyle, and my brother and producing partner Nick,” said Joe Manganiello.
“I lived through the rise and fall and rise again of this legacy brand that has not only meant so much to me but has served as the fountainhead of creativity for an entire generation of writers, artists, and creative minds, influencing so much of our culture.”
Though the documentary doesn’t drop until 2024, D&D fans can check out the upcoming film, Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, in the meantime. It premieres on March 3 next year. Starring Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodríguez, Chris Pine, Justice Smith, and Sophia Lillis, the film’s first trailer was released in July.
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