D&D Writer said his goal in script was to emasculate the male characters. The producers were surprised when two first choices for Chris Pine role said they wanted no part in it.
The writer further stated that D&D game is ridiculous and can't be taken seriously. "The whole seems to be written with a wink."
Kicker, WotC decided to change the Druid class and allow the caster to change into an Owl Bear because it wants to conform to the movie.
The better feature would have been to do away with the Druid class.
Expect a farce, nothing more. Expect evil chewing the scenery; expect half the lines delivered right at camera with a snarky smile.