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The Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Trailer Has Fans All Pointing Out The Same Mistake

"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" is finally on its way to theaters. The film, directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, follows a team of heroes as they try to steal a powerful relic from a mysterious villain. Of course, this journey leads them to cross paths with hulking monsters and terrifying armies. Goldstein and Daley have assembled a stellar cast, including Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant, who had a pretty great reason for joining the film

The first trailer for "Honor Among Thieves" recently premiered at San Diego Comic-Con, and the footage makes it clear that this is a fun romp through a fantasy world, and it'll be interesting to see how it makes use of the tabletop game that it's based on. After the trailer reveal, Goldstein told Entertainment Weekly that they tried to base the gang on "Dungeons & Dragons" players, saying, "It was important to us to have characters who reflect the kinds of characters that you have when you're on a campaign in the game." He went on to say, "You roll for the various characteristics and you don't always roll a 20. And so our characters clearly roll four on certain aspects of their personalities." 

But there's one scene in the trailer that has some fans questioning whether the directors have checked the "Dungeons & Dragons" rulebook.

Dungeons & Dragons fans aren't pleased with the Druid's transformation

The action-packed footage shows the team of heroes facing off against some giant beasts across the realm, and one of the stand-out moments sees Sophia Lillis' Druid transform into an Owlbear in the middle of a battle. She attacks a number of soldiers in her monstrous form, before throwing one into the air and jumping back onto her horse. Although the scene is undeniably cool, a number of "Dungeons & Dragons" players have pointed out that she shouldn't actually be able to turn into an Owlbear.

Fans on Twitter were quick to blast the scene because the rules state that Druids can't turn into Monstrosities (via DnD Beyond). On Twitter, @Zanarthis explained why it shouldn't work, saying, "They're already tossing rules out. That druid turned into an owlbear, which is a monstrosity and not a beast. She shouldn't be able to do that." And @Subtle_Rebuttle added, "Moon Druid turning into an Owlbear... not sure about that."

But there's plenty of praise from fans about how cool the Owlbear scene is, and many want Wizards of the West Coast to change the rules to allow it. As @Zasne_II noted, "I hope this movie changes Druid rules so you can actually Wild Shape into an Owlbear and other Monstrosities." It's worth pointing out that if players do want to adapt the rules themselves, there's the unofficial "Rule of Cool," where a party can change specific things if it suits the story and everyone involved is okay with it (via Fandom). So Owlbears will probably start showing up in more campaigns thanks to the new movie!

"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" arrives in theaters on March 3, 2023.