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Thanks to advances in digital technology, live-action movies with a big enough budget can basically create anything they need to appear in the frame alongside the actors. All of the amazing creatures that we see in the trailer for Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, for example, like displacer beasts and gelatinous cubes, can all exist in the new film thanks to CGI. But one moment you can see in the film’s preview is surprisingly real: an erupting volcano.
In a brief shot in the trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, we see some characters riding horses across an open plain while a large volcano erupts in the background. It was easy to assume watching it that this was a digital effect, but it turns out it was not. At San Diego Comic-Con, CinemaBlend sat down with the filmmakers and writer/director John Francis Daley told us the volcano was actually real. He explained,