|“||This is what I'll say, and for whatever it's worth I do swear that this is not just promo nonsense. It's by far, the strongest of the stories. It's the movie that the series requires and deserves and it's the rightful third chapter; or third act, I should say. I don't think anybody will be disappointed.||”|
|— Jay Baruchel for JoBlo Movie Podcast|
|“||We’re well on our way and it’s gonna be a special one, I really think. Everything in me and my experience on it tells me that this is gonna be the pinnacle of the whole thing.||”|
|— Jay Baruchel for Collider|
|“||So I have How to Train Your Dragon, which I just did my bit on and it’s so beautiful I think it might be the best of the lot.||”|
|— Gerard Butler for Screen Rant|
How to Train Your Dragon 3, now officially titled How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is an upcoming animated movie produced by DreamWorks Animation and the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon 2. It is the third and final installment in the movie franchise and is scheduled to be released on February 22, 2019.
|“||As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.||”|
|“||From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced — as well as the appearance of a female Light Fury — will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.||”|
|— Official movie site|
Development and Production
Days later, Toothless and the white Night Fury (dubbed by Astrid as the Light Fury) meet, and Toothless immediately grows attached, but is disillusioned when the Light Fury runs from him when Hiccup is around. The next day, Hiccup and Toothless search for the dragon, but instead are met by one of Grimmel's traps indicating to them that he's in the area. That night, Grimmel visits Hiccup's house and threatens the colony if Hiccup doesn't surrender Toothless, and reveals his extreme hatred of the relationship between humans and dragons and wants total extinction of all dragons. Grimmel is caught off-guard by an attack from the Dragon Riders, but he manages to escape and burns Hiccup's house to the ground, prompting Hiccup to come to the realization that he, the people, and their dragons need to move to a place his father Stoick once told him about: a hidden world where all dragons live.
The people and dragons of Berk follow Hiccup off and towards the Hidden World, angering the hunters who don't appreciate Grimmel's slow progress in the matter of securing Toothless. The people of Berk find themselves at a new, larger island for them and their dragons to rest, but soon become comfortable and plead to stay there. Toothless once again encounters the Light Fury, and after she runs once more, Hiccup adjusts Toothless' tail so he can fly on his own, and he goes off with the Light Fury, who takes him to the Hidden World.
Valka notices Grimmel's approaching army and warns the Dragon Riders of it. Hiccup launches a mission to capture Grimmel, but they are attacked and only just make it out alive, however, Ruffnut is captured. They worry about her for a while, until she is able to convince Grimmel into letting her go, unaware that he's following her after hearing her mention where the Dragon Riders and the people and dragons of Berk are at.
Hiccup and Astrid go off on a search for Toothless and end up finding the Hidden World, discovering that Toothless and the Light Fury are living peacefully together with all the dragons as king and queen. However, the dragons are very protective of their home and attack the two upon discovering them, and Toothless is forced to save Hiccup and leave the Hidden World, taking Hiccup and Astrid back to their island, causing Hiccup to realize his people won't be safe there. He decides to let Toothless go and live in the Hidden World, until they see the Light Fury also followed them back. They rejoice for a moment, until both Toothless and the Light Fury are captured by Grimmel, who takes them and the rest of the dragons back to his army.
After being encouraged by Astrid, who says that Hiccup has always been a unique and determined Viking even without Toothless, Hiccup sets out with Astrid, Snotlout, Fishlegs, Ruffnut, Tuffnut, Gobber, Valka and Eret to stop Grimmel and his army and save Toothless, the Light Fury and the dragons. They manage to catch Grimmel's army off-guard, and Toothless orders the dragons to rebel, igniting a massive battle. However, Grimmel kidnaps the Light Fury and drugs her so she listens to him, as Toothless and Hiccup chase after him. In a last-ditch attempt to prove that the relationship between humans and dragons is false, Grimmel shoots Toothless out of the sky, trying to dare the Light Fury into saving Toothless instead of Hiccup, forcing Hiccup to release the Light Fury's drug collar, and sacrificing himself to let her save Toothless. As Hiccup and Grimmel fall through the air, the Light Fury gets Toothless to safety, and in the nick of time, she rescues Hiccup and delivers him back to the island, while Grimmel falls to his death.Realizing the world isn't ready for dragons, Hiccup and Toothless say their goodbyes, and all the Dragon Riders and people of Berk also say goodbye and set their dragons free, as Toothless leads the dragons towards the Hidden World, and to safety. Months later, the people of Berk settle into their new island, while Hiccup and Astrid get married in a large ceremony. Years later, Hiccup, Astrid and their two children travel on a Viking ship to the edge of the Hidden World, where they reunite with Toothless, the Light Fury, and their three children, and all of them fly off into the sky together.
- Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (Jay Baruchel; AJ Kane - young) - The newly crowned Viking chief of Berk and the one who initially trained the dragons. His dragon and best friend is Toothless, a Night Fury who became the Alpha Dragon after the events of the second film.
- Valka (Cate Blanchett) - A former dragon rescuer and Hiccup's mother, now living on Berk after 20 years of isolation. Her dragon is Cloudjumper, a Stormcutter.
- Astrid Hofferson (America Ferrera) - A strong, independent woman and an excellent fighter. She is also Hiccup's betrothed (fiancée) and fellow Dragon Rider. Her dragon is Stormfly, a Deadly Nadder.
- Gobber the Belch (Craig Ferguson) - A seasoned Viking, blacksmith, and dragon dentist. His dragon is Grump, a Hotburple.
- Fishlegs Ingerman (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) - One of the Dragon Riders and a bookworm on the many traits and characteristics of most dragon species. His dragon is Meatlug, a Gronckle.
- Snotlout Jorgenson (Jonah Hill) - One of the Dragon Riders whose pride and arrogance often get the better of him. His dragon is Hookfang, a Monstrous Nightmare.
- Tuffnut Thorston (Justin Rupple) - A Dragon Rider, and one of the quarrelsome fraternal twins who share a two-headed Hideous Zippleback. The head he rides is called Belch.
- Ruffnut Thorston (Kristen Wiig) - A Dragon Rider, and one of the quarrelsome fraternal twins who share a two-headed Hideous Zippleback. The head she rides is named Barf.
- Eret, Son of Eret (Kit Harington) - An ex-trapper who used to work for Drago Bludvist, but has now joined the Dragon Riders. His dragon is Skullcrusher, a Rumblehorn, who was passed over to him after Stoick's death.
- Grimmel the Grisly (F. Murray Abraham) - A cunning dragon hunter who is responsible for the near-extinction of the Night Furies. He has trained six Deathgrippers to be his vicious killers.
- Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler) - The former Viking chief of Berk, Hiccup's late father, and Valka's late husband. He was killed during the events of How to Train Your Dragon 2, but his character will appear in flashbacks.
- Spitelout Jorgenson (David Tennant) - The father of Snotlout and one of Berk's known residents.
- Hoark the Haggard (Kieron Elliot)
- Ragnar the Rock (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) - A dragon poaching Warlord and an employer of Grimmel.
- Chaghatai Khan - A dragon poaching Warlord and an employer of Grimmel.
- Griselda the Grievous - A dragon poaching Warlord and an employer of Grimmel.
- Unnamed Light Fury
- Barf and Belch
- Gothi's Pet
- Drago's Bewilderbeast
- Grimmel's Deathgrippers
- Rescued Crimson Goregutter
- Rescued Hobgobbler
- Crimson Goregutter
- Deadly Nadder
- Hideous Zippleback
- Light Fury
- Monstrous Nightmare
- Night Fury
- Terrible Terror
- Unknown dragons
- Rotoscopers had posted two April Fools articles on the third film:
- On April 1, 2016, Rotoscopers posted an article saying that the 3rd movie was originally going to have a PG-13 Rating. However, this was an April Fools prank, as stated behind the "Original Source" link at the bottom of the article.
- On April 1, 2017, Rotoscopers posted an article saying that the 3rd movie was being split into two movies; the second of which was due out in 2020. However, this was an April Fools prank, as stated behind the "Original Source" link at the bottom of the article. It fooled millions, however, and even IMDb launched a page for "How to Train Your Dragon 3, Part 2" until informed fans had it taken down.
- On April 17, 2018, the title How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was confirmed.
- The film's theatrical showing will be preceded by an original DreamWorks short, though the short assigned to the movie is yet to be determined.
- Due to the recent sale to NBC Universal, DreamWorks Animation is taking a year and a half hiatus though 2018 to reorganize. Their first film once they're back in commission will be How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
- Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera have been confirmed as the lead voice actors in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
- There are going to be five books that will be tied to the third movie: World of Dragons, The Night Fury and the Light Fury, Journey to New Berk, Meet the New Dragons, and How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World The Movie Storybook.
- The line at the beginning of the trailer, "There were dragons when I was a boy.", is a reference to how the How to Train Your Dragon books started.
- On January 2, 2019, it was confirmed that Justin Rupple is replacing T.J. Miller as the voice actor of Tuffnut Thorston.
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was first released on January 3, 2019 in Australia and New Zealand, mid January in The Netherlands and will be released in the UK on February 1st, 2019 and in the USA on February 22nd, 2019.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1
- ↑ Debruge, Peter. (Date Posted - January 2, 2019). Film Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World'. Variety.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. (Copyright - 2019). Box Office Mojo.
- ↑ Wist, Sean. (Date Published - March 24, 2017). EXCLUSIVE: JAY BARUCHEL ON THE STRONG STORY OF HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3. Jo Blo.
- ↑ Radish, Christina. (Date Published - September 5, 2017). Jay Baruchel on Directing ‘Goon 2′ & the Status of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3'. Collider.
- ↑ Moore, Rose. (Date Published - January 18, 2018). Gerard Butler on his work on 'Den of Thieves'. Screen Rant.
- ↑ Gallagher, Brian. (Date Published - December 5, 2016). How to Train Your Dragon 3 Delayed, Gets New 2019 Release Date MovieWeb.
- ↑ About the film. (Copyright - 2018). Official movie site.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Solzman, Danielle. (Date Published - January 2, 2019). Justin Rupple joins How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World cast. solzyatthemovie.
- ↑ Amidi, Amid. (Date Published - November 15, 2017). Dreamworks Is Going To Start Adding Shorts In Front Of Its Theatrical Films. Cartoon Brew.
- ↑ Ostrum, Kyle. (Date Published - December 28, 2017). DreamWorks Countdown: Conclusion. Rotoscopers.
- ↑ Milligan, Mercedes. (Date Published - April 17, 2018). DreamWorks Animation Unveils Annecy 2018 Line-Up. Animation Magazine.
- Official Movie Website
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Wikipedia
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Rotten Tomatoes
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Metacritic