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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Has An Amazing Spider-Man: Homecoming Link

In 2013, Warner Bros. announced it was making a movie based on the "Dungeons & Dragons" role-playing game (per Deadline), but then encountered years of legal problems with Hasbro, Universal Pictures, and Sweetpea Pictures over who actually owned the rights to the film. Once the court battle was settled, the project continued and additional information was finally announced earlier this year. 

This week, San Diego Comic-Con finally featured a long-awaited look at the project, complete with a tavern experience and a panel featuring stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Lillis, Regé-Jean Page, and Hugh Grant. Thanks to Comic-Con, "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" is now getting plenty of buzz.

Fans already know some tantalizing bits and pieces about what the film will be like, thanks to an interview Pine did with Collider this past spring. "The way that I've been describing it, it's like 'Game of Thrones' mixed with a little 'Princess Bride,' just a smidge of '[Monty Python and the] Holy Grail'; it's somewhere in that ballpark. It's a lot of fun. It's got a lot of thrills. It's poppy, it's '80s heartfelt, there's a bit of 'Goonies' in there," he said. 

And now fans know something else, too: this "Dungeons & Dragons" film has major connections to "Spider-Man: Homecoming." 

The writers and producer of the movie are MCU veterans

The co-writers and directors of "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" are Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the writing duo credited, along with Jon Watts and others, with the script for "Spider-Man: Homecoming." Jeremy Latcham, the producer of the new D&D film, was a senior vice president of production and development at Marvel Studios, where he was involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with "Iron Man 2" and acted as an executive producer on the Spider-Man movie in question. As suggested during the San Diego Comic-Con panel, though, it was more than a sense of familiarity that brought these talents to work together again.

Latcham said that when the studio called him to tell him they wanted to make a "D&D" movie that hadn't been done before, he was glad to know that he would be working once again with Goldstein and Daley. "I was like, all right, I am 1,000% in, and it's been a journey since them of non-stop work for two years," Latcham said. "To me, there's this sense of heart and humor and spectacle, this ability to balance tone, and that is what makes these movies, to me, work ... Anyways, I knew they could do all of that, and I was so excited to find out that they were on this."

Of course, the crew apparently had a lot of fun as well. And with such a pedigree, movie watchers who liked "Spider-Man: Homecoming" might want to check this one out when it debuts in theaters on March 3, 2023.