In a new interview with MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast, Magic Mike XXL star and noted beefcake Joe Manganiello reveals that he's written a Dungeons & Dragons movie for himself. Incidentally, this is also how we're finding out that Joe Manganiello, like Vin Diesel before him, loves Dungeons & Dragons.
First, Manganiello says he held a "creative summit" with D&D's creative team, Wizards Of The Coast, in order to determine "where (the film) could go, what it should look like, and what it should be."
He goes on to say:
"Obviously, there's a spectacle. There's dragons breathing fire and lightning. But what makes a great superhero or fantasy movie is the human aspect. It's got to be about something. We root for those characters in Game of Thrones. Fellowship of the Ring was about friendship, this undying love for your friends. That's something everyone can identify with."
"When a movie is about something human and real emotionally people are going to want to see. Then you get some dragons breathing fire, and hey, I'm in."
Let's take this opportunity to let Joe Manganiello be an inspiration to us all: sometimes, you gotta create your own opportunities. And if you wanna make your own Dungeons & Dragons movie, by God, you should put in the necessary research and write your own goddamn Dungeons & Dragons movie. Treat yo self, folks. We only get one ride on this roller coaster called life.
No word on what might become of this project, but Manganiello says he's "talking to the right parties". We'll keep you informed as updates roll in.