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Who Does Tom Morello Play In D&D: Honor Among Thieves?

Contains spoilers for "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves"

"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" races into theaters today, introducing audiences to the Forgotten Realms and the world of the legendary tabletop RPG. With stars like Chris Pine, Regé‑Jean Page, and Sophia Lillis in the cast, the heist action comedy already charms casual moviegoers to fill seats, but longtime Dungeons & Dragons fans will get a kick out of some of the movie's Easter eggs, including one featuring Rage Against the Machine guitarist and Dungeons & Dragons player Tom Morello.

Toward the end of "Honor Among Thieves," when Forge (Hugh Grant) throws the party of misfits into the High Sun Games, eagle-eyed fans may spot Morello's dwarf, Kimathi Stormhollow, as one of the first contestants to fall victim to the displacer beast's tricks. If you didn't recognize Morello as the dwarf, though, don't feel bad — the musician looks nothing like himself. However, the cameo is a full-circle moment for Morello since he played the character in Joe Manganiello's Dungeons & Dragons campaign, which the actor hosts in his incredible Dungeons & Dragons basement.

The High Sun Games bring more cameos

The "Honor Among Thieves" cameos don't end with Tom Morello bringing his Dungeons & Dragons character to life. In fact, the High Sun Games feature an even deeper-cut Easter egg with the return of the characters from the 1983 "Dungeons & Dragons" animated series.

When the "Honor Among Thieves" party arrives at the maze, Edgin (Chris Pine) takes the time to look at their fellow competitors. There are two other adventuring parties, one of which is the group from the animated series. Devoted fans will spot all the characters donning theme park-like costumes, including Hank the Ranger (Edgar Abram), Eric the Cavalier (Trevor Kaneswaran), Presto the Wizard (Seamus O'Hara), Bobby the Barbarian (Luke Bennett), Sheila the Thief (Emer McDaid), and Diana the Acrobat (Moe Sasegbon). Thankfully, the supergroup lives on in "Honor Among Thieves," making it through the maze and finding safety in the cage at the end. Their inclusion is an unexpected but welcome surprise, and they get much more screen time than a typical blink-and-you-miss-it reference.

With the return of one legendary group, many Dungeons & Dragons fans expected to see an appearance from the modern-day adventurers on "Critical Role." However, DM Matthew Mercer dispelled those rumors on Twitter so as not to get fans' hopes up leading up to the film's release.