The Dungons & Dragons feature film, which Warner Bros. went to court to preserve its rights to make, is no longer in development there (although casting had begun last year, see “First Casting for ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie”) and has moved to Paramount, which has assigned a release date, according to Hollywood Reporter. The film’s move to Paramount was apparently part of the deal last month under which Wizards of the Coast parent Hasbro organized Allspark Pictures and moved all distribution for its film and TV output to Paramount (see “Hasbro Makes New Exclusive Deal for Movies, Television”).
Paramount plans to release Dungeons & Dragons on July 23, 2021, which gives it plenty of time to round up a script, stars, and a director, assuming all are being changed from the Warner Bros. version.
Paramount also announced that G.I. Joe, which will reboot the property, will open March 27, 2020 (see “Best in Shows – Q1 2020”).
Micronauts will premiere October 16, 2020. Micronauts and G.I. Joe were two of the properties worked up by Hasbro’s writers room last year (see “Hasbro Assembles Writers Room for Cinematic Universe”).
Paramount has also announced an un-named Hasbro event film, perhaps the first to cross over properties in the new shared universe the company hopes to build, for October 1, 2021.