Paramount Previews Sizzle Reel Of Dungeons & Dragons, Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts, And More

Paramount has a lot of big movies on the way, starting with the oft-delayed "Top Gun: Maverick," featuring Tom Cruise doing what Tom Cruise does best: risking his life for his art (that and, most likely, running a lot). There's also "Babylon," an original period drama from "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle, as well as the "Dungeons & Dragons" film reboot, "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves," and the latest "Transformers" movie, "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts." After that, Cruise will return to the big screen in what's now being called "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One."

Along with unveiling the official title and first-look footage for "Dead Reckoning – Part One" and screening material from "Babylon," Paramount presented a sizzle reel at its CinemaCon panel in Las Vegas with clips from its various upcoming movies, most notably the "Dungeons & Dragons" reboot and "Rise of the Beasts." /Film was on the ground for the event, and we have details on what was shown below.

Barbarians, autobots, and cars, oh my!

The sizzle reel kicked off with a new shot of Optimus Prime turning around from "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts." It went on to show clips from "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves," with Michelle Rodriguez (who's believed to be playing a barbarian) wearing armor and riding a horse while Chris Pine's character rides by her side. "Look where we are," said Rodriguez.

Regé-Jean Page, fresh off his breakout role in "Bridgerton" season 1, also showed up wearing snazzy fantasy armor. A quasi-official synopsis indicates Pine is playing an "ex-Harper turned thief" in the "Dungeons & Dragons" film, with Rodriguez co-starring as his partner, "a female barbarian." For now, though, Page's role remains a mystery.

There was more footage from "Rise of the Beasts" after that, showing the character played by Anthony Ramos ("In the Heights") driving on a bridge in Los Angeles. More specifically, he was recklessly weaving in and out of cars, like something out of a "Fast & Furious" movie.

"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" opens in theaters on March 3, 2023. "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" will follow suit three months later on June 9, 2023.