Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page announces his next role

No, it's not 007.

Rege-Jean Page

Rege-Jean Page has the world at his feet right now, after his scene-stealing performance as Bridgerton’s smouldering Duke of Hastings won him an army of loyal new fans.

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The rumour mill is already linking him to the coveted role of James Bond, and you get the feeling the star is just at the beginning of a glittering career.

He’s expected to return for a second series of Bridgerton (phew) but has now announced a new project, set in a completely different genre.

Yes, we’re expecting Page to show a very different side to his acting, having signed up to star in the new Dungeons & Dragons film, alongside Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith. This project is not to be confused with the TV series inspired by the same fantasy role-playing game (the one they play in Stranger Things). Expect swords, action-packed adventure and no Regency ballrooms scenes whatsoever.

We don’t know anything about Page’s character yet, other than confirmation that he will be taking on a “leading role” in the movie. There is still no news on when the movie will start filming, and no word on a release date either, but we will bring you up to speed as soon as we have more information.

The film has previously been described by producer Roy Lee as a “‘Guardians of the Galaxy’-tone movie in a Tolkien-like universe,” and “a ‘Raiders [of the Lost Ark’] romp inside that world.” Now that sure sounds like fun.

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