How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the sequel to the How to Train Your Dragon film adaption. It is currently scheduled to be released June 20, 2014 and features the returning cast of the first film with Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller and Kristen Wiig reprising their roles. Gerard Butler was not initially included in the first announcements but has since been confirmed to be returning to the sequel as confirmed by Dean Deblois, co-writer and co-director of the first film..
The sequel's initial details were announced in October 2010, along with the tentative year of release. DeBlois is returning for the sequel but will take on sole writing and directing duties. Chris Sanders will serve as executive producer. The animated series aired August 7th 2012 building-up towards Dragon 2's release.
DeBlois has stated that the sequel will expand the current world of How To Train Your Dragon and will not be restricted to the island of Berk. Dragon 2 is apparently designed to be the 2nd chapter of a much greater story that takes the characters to new places and cultures, introducing new characters and dragon species in the process. He says this could potentially lead onto a 3rd film or further. Bonnie Arnold, who is returning as a producer for the film, states that the new adventure will show Hiccup on his journey of becoming a man and the leader of the Viking clan.
At 2013's CinemaCon event in April, DreamWorks premiered a teaser trailer for the film. In it, Hiccup has grown older and more mature, sporting a new suit of flying leathers to accompany Toothless in flight. The trailer shows such a flight before the pair skydive through the air. Hiccup then activates his own leather wings to glide with Toothless, similar to how a flying squirrel moves through the air. Though the trailers has not been shown to the public, some still images of Hiccup and Toothless' new, aged designs have surfaced onto the internet.
DreamWorks registered several new trademarks related to How to Train Your Dragon 2 on May 4th, some of which may will be familiar to you if you saw the leaked movie photos:
- Snagglefang (dragon breed)
- Windgnashers (dragon breed)
- Cloudjumper (name of dragon)
- Bewilderbeast (name of dragon)
- Valka (character)
- Eret (character)
- Drago Bludvist (character)
- Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
- Jay Baruchel will return in the sequel as the main character of Hiccup.
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs Ingerman
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse will return in the sequel as Fishlegs.
- Kit Harington as an unnamed villain
- Kit Harington of Game of Thrones will cast in the How to Train Your Dragon sequel as the villain.
- ↑ http://www.collider.com/2010/10/11/baruchel-ferguson-ferrera-hill-mintz-plasse-miller-wiig-how-to-train-your-dragon-sequel/?_r=true
- ↑ http://www.latinoreview.com/news/entire-cast-returns-for-how-to-train-your-dragon-2-12616
- ↑ http://screenrant.com/how-to-train-your-dragon-2-details-cast-ross-82526/
- ↑ http://www.berksgrapevine.com/2013/04/fox-screens-dragons-2-trailer-at.html
- ↑ http://www.hypable.com/2013/04/22/how-to-train-your-dragon-2-photos-hiccup-astrid/
Thanks to Escapist Magazine’s forum for the tip.
While How to Train Your Dragon 2′s plot is still under wraps, there was one official tidbit that surfaced with these images: “Hiccup and Toothless lead hundreds of hero dragons in defense of Dragon Mountain, battling against Drago Bloodfist’s huge army of Dragon Hunters and their ruthless war machines. The mighty Bewilderbeast, Master of Dragon Mountain, rises to join Hiccup against Drago’s forces, but Drago has a secret weapon – his own enslaved Bewilderbeast arrives to turn the tide. Hiccup and Drago lead their massive armies in an epic showdown.”
How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens June 20, 2014 and has an all-star voice actor cast: Gerard Butler is Stoick the Vast, Kit Harington is Dragon Prince, Jonah Hill is Snotlout, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is Fishlegs, Kristen Wiig is Ruffnut, Craig Ferguson is Gobber, and T.J. Miller voices Tuffnut. The movie is directed by Dean DeBlois, who directed the original as well as Disney’s Lilo & Stitch.