How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the sequel to the How to Train Your Dragon film adaption. It was released June 13, 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's 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 is now 20 and more mature, also his appearance has changed and now 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.
There is mentioned about the villain, Drago Bludvist, a self-proclaimed "Dragon God". He's buying kidnapped Dragons from a Dragon-trapper named Eret. His main goal is to gather a giant Dragon army to take over the world lead by a giant Bewilderbeast.
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Five years after the the Vikings of Berk have made peace with the Dragons, Dragon riders participate in a race. Stoick notices his son Hiccup's absence. Hiccup is on adventures with his Dragon Toothless, as they discover uncharted lands and new territories. Hiccup reveals to his girlfriend Astrid that he has been avoiding his father, who intends to make Hiccup the Chief of Berk due to his coming of age, which Hiccup is reluctant to accept. During one of their adventures, Hiccup and Toothless are mapping the known world around Berk. They meet a Dragon hunter named Eret who has been capturing Dragons for an insane conqueror called Drago Bludvist, whose goal is to take control of the Dragons and then the world. Hiccup tells his father of the encounter, and Stoick, remembering the malevolence of Drago Bludvist, tells the village to ground all the dragons and prepare the island for war. Hiccup reacts strongly against this decision, desperate to prove that he can change Drago's mind and prevent the coming war, but Stoick trells him that some minds can never be changed. Hiccup, Toothless, Astrid, and Stormfly, rush off against Stoick's commands, flying off to find Eret and the dragon trappers. Hiccup and Astrid find Eret on his boat, where Hiccup tries to show Eret that he can change the trappers' minds about dragons. Before Hiccup tries to show Eret how incredible Dragons truly are, he is interrupted by the rest of the teens attacking the ship and Stoick and Gobber boarding it. Stoick demands that Hiccup must return, revealing that Drago slaughtered dozens of cheifs in the past, but Hiccup will not be convinced. He leaves claiming that if he could change Stoick's mind about Dragons, he can change Drago's.
Hiccup and Toothless fly over a massive sea of clouds, and Hiccup vents frustration with his father by yelling angrily at the sky. He lays back on Toothless, patting him, and promises that he will not let anything happen to the Dragon. An ominous sound from bellow causes Toothless to look down at the clouds with a snarl. A figure rises beside Hiccup, who assumes it is his father before turning to see a bizarrely clad Dragon warrior who is apparently standing in the clouds. Hiccup tells Toothless to remain calm as the figure vanishes beneath the clouds, but within moments a massive Stormcutter Dragon erupts in front of Toothless with the strange rider standing on its back. The two Dragons face off, beating the clouds around into a massive fog as they hover in front of each other. Suddenly, another Dragon rockets towards Toothless and rips Hiccup off of his back, leaving the Night Fury to plummet into the icy ocean below. Hiccup shouts desperately back at him and then at the rider, begging the speechless figure to go back and rescue Toothless from drowning. As Toothless struggles in the ocean, Seashocker Dragons notice him and pull him beneath the waves. All that is left is a hole in the ice and Hiccup's floating helmet. Hiccup is taken to a cavern full of Dragons where the rider watches as Hiccup defends himself and pacifies the Dragons using his fire sword, Inferno. The rider then moves in. Hiccup tries to get his captor to speak, but the warrior only whirls a staff around, summoning a Dragons to bring the soaking wet and exhausted Toothless into the cave. Hiccup runs up and hugs the Dragon in relief, and the strange warrior cocks its head in curiosity. Hiccup's captor signals for the Dragons in the cave to open their mouths like torches, filling the room with orange light. The figure approaches Toothless, and with a hands motion near his face, causes him to roll over in a trance-like state. The dragon rider reaches towards Hiccup's face and then gasps upon seeing the scar on his chin. The Dragon rider calls Hiccup by his name in amazement, takes off her helmet, and reveals that she is a woman. She stands erect and asks how it is possible after all the years, and Hiccup asks if he should know her. She admits that he shouldn't, but that as his mother she could never forget him. Before Hiccup can recover from the shock she tells him to follow her and rushes off into the maze of caves.
Valka shows Hiccup an incredible Dragon sanctuary, holding hundreds of dragons she has rescued. She is surprised that Hiccup is not upset with her, but the young man is having a hard time processing it all. Valka introduces herself to Toothless and marvels over him, asking how Hiccup ever managed to bond with him. Hiccup is forced to confess that he shot the Dragon down, but the two are clearly on good terms about it as Toothless happily bucks him onto his back. Valka then asks what Stoick thought of the Dragon, and Hiccup tells her that Berk has changes, which she is not willing to believe. Valka explains how she once tried to speak out for the Dragons but no one would listen, and how in her hesitance to fight them she had almost gotten both Hiccup and Stoick killed. That is why she stayed away after the Dragons took her, and she claims that it broke her heart to do so. Valka then shows Hiccup a gigantic sea Dragon sleeping in the middle of the sanctuary. It is the Bewilderbeast, the Alpha Dragon, and the kind of all Dragon kind. He is the one who created the nest, and all the Dragons are under both his care and command. Hiccup is awed by the massive, gentle creature, and Toothless bows his gaze to the Alpha in respect, though almost not knowing why. Valka and Hiccup then spend a great deal of time learning from each other, and she offers to let him stay with her there, claiming that his identity could be found the same way she found her's.
Stoick tracks Hiccup to this cave where he discovers that his wife is still alive, and after they rekindle their love, they decide to return to Berk. Drago has also tracked them to the island and unveils his secret weapon--another Bewilderbeast, which is the same breed as the Alpha, but both bigger and stronger. Eret betrays Drago and joins forces with the riders, before a titanic battle ensues and the two Bewilderbeasts face off, during Drago's Bewilderbeast defeats the Alpha, thereby ending the fight by becoming the new Alpha and taking control over all the Dragons, including Toothless, who has now been hypnotized by the Alpha and will not respond to Hiccup's command. Drago gives the order for the Alpha to kill Hiccup, and it decides to send Toothless. Drago leaves Hiccup to his fate as he prepares his now larger army for the invasion of Berk.
Even Stormfly, Hookfang, Meatlug, Barf and Belch, Cloudjumper, Grump and Skullcrusher succumb to the Alpha and joined Drago's army. Stoick and Valka see Hiccup in trouble and rushes to rescue him. Toothless prepares to fire a fatal plasma blast at Hiccup while he pleads desperately for Toothless to snap out of his trance but to no avail. Toothless fires the shot, but Stoick pushes Hiccup out of the way and is shot himself. Valka and the other Dragon riders rush over to Hiccup and Stoick, and Valka solemnly announces that Stoick has been killed.
Toothless snaps out of Drago's Bewilderbeast's control and slowly realizes what he has done and attempts to help Stoick but Hiccup, blinded by the loss of his father, yells at Toothless to leave. Toothless is then under the Alpha's control again and Drago rides Toothless to lead the final invasion of Berk. Hiccup, Valka and the Dragon riders hold a cremation ceremony for Stoick. Hiccup, now filled with detemerination and regret at the loss of his father and the capture of his Dragon respectively, decides that they will fly back to Berk and defeat Drago once and for all.
The Dragons on Berk start to behave weirdly and lose their free will just as Drago and his Bewilderbeast arrive. Drago promptly announces that Stoick is dead and his Bewilderbeast freezes Berk. The Dragon riders ride the baby Dragons back to Berk as Hiccup learns from Valka earlier on that the baby Dragons are not affected by the Bewilderbeast's control as they listen to nobody.
Hiccup and the Dragon riders return to find Berk completely frozen just as Drago's Bewilderbeast begins its attack on the village. Valka, Gobber, Astrid, Snotlout, Fishlegs, Ruffnut, Tuffnut and Eret work together to distract the Alpha while Hiccup confronts Drago and a brainwashed Toothless. Drago is surprised to see Hiccup still alive and orders Toothless to shoot Hiccup again, promising that he will not miss this time. Hiccup attempts to break Toothless out of its trance stating he knows Toothless would never hurt him or his father and is succeeding, much to Drago's surprise, who immediately orders his Bewilderbeast to try and regain control of Toothless. However, Hiccup eventually gets through to Toothless who frees himself from the Bewilderbeast's control.
Drago falls onto his Bewilderbeast while Hiccup manages to get onto Toothless and fly him to safety before they crash into the ocean. After reaching the surface Hiccup decides to blindfold Toothless to prevent the Alpha from controlling him again and Toothless trusts Hiccup to be his eyes. Drago orders his Bewilderbeast to shoot Hiccup and Toothless once more, and successfully freezes the both of them in a big blast of ice, seemingly killing them.
As Valka and the villagers of Berk grief over their apparent death, Toothless, now glowing with plasma charge, blows the ice up, revealing that he and Hiccup are safe. Toothless, now with enhanced fire powers, challenges the Alpha Bewilderbeast. All the dragons, including those enslaved by Drago, are touched by the bond Hiccup and Toothless shared and freed themselves from the Bewilderbeast's control, joining the people of Berk in a final standoff against Drago and his Dragon.
Enraged, Drago has his Bewilderbeast to destroy everything, but Toothless and all the other Dragons retaliate by firing at the Bewilderbeast simultaneously, Toothless delivers the final shot that severely injuries the latter and causing it to lose its left horn in the process while Drago's mechanical arm is also destroyed. Defeated, Drago and his Bewilderbeast retreat into the ocean as the villagers celebrate their victory and Toothless is crowned the new Alpha of the Dragons, gaining the respect of all the Dragons, including Cloudjumper.
Hiccup looks over the horizon in remembrance of Stoick and decides to carry on his father's legacy. He is officially appointed chief by Gothi the Elder and Gobber proclaims that the chief has finally come home as the villagers cheer. Astrid, happy that Hiccup has finally found what he was searching for, kisses him. Eret jokingly teases that Hiccup would make a great Dragon-trapper and Hiccup sees that his father's Dragon Skullcrusher now needs a new rider and thus allows Eret to successfully bond with him. As Hiccup does the closing narration, Berk is being rebuilt with a statue of Stoick erected in his honor while Hiccup, Toothless, Eret and Skullcrusher join the others in a Dragon racing match. The film ends with Hiccup proudly declaring that, while others may have armies and armadas, Berk has their Dragons.
Voice Cast (International)
- Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, (Jay Baruchel) - The sophisticated and brilliant teenage son of the Viking chief. His best friend and Dragon is Toothless, a Night Fury.
- Astrid Hofferson, (America Ferrera) - Hiccup's girlfriend. She rides her Dragon Stormfly, a Deadly Nadder.
- Gobber the Belch, (Craig Ferguson) - Stoick's closest friend and a seasoned Viking warrior and Dragon dentist.
- Fishlegs Ingerman, (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) - Christoppher Mintz-Plasse returned to the sequel as Fishlegs. He rides his Dragon Meatlug, a Gronckle.
- Snotlout Jorgenson, (Jonah Hill) - Jonah Hill returned in the sequel as Snotlout. He rides his dragon Hookfang, a Monstrous Nightmare.
- Valka, (Cate Blanchett) - A "crazy, feral, vigilante Dragon lady" from the Arctic and Hiccup's mother.
Spanish (Español) 🇪🇸
- Eleazar Gómez - Hiccup (Hipo)
- Rebeca Patiño - Valka
- Idzi Dutkiewicz - Stoick the Vast (Estoico el Vasto)
- Héctor Lee - Gobber (Bocón el Rudo)
- Leyla Rangel - Astrid
- Héctor Emmanuel Gómez - Snotlout (Patán Moscoso)
- Gabriela Ugarte & Carlo Vázquez - Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston (Brutilda Torton & Brutacio Torton)
- Ricardo Bautista - Fishlegs Ingerman (Patapez Ingerman)
- Alfredo Gabriel Basurto - Eret
- Carlos Segundo - Drago Bludvist (Drago Manodura)
French (Français) 🇫🇷
- Donald Reignoux - Hiccup (Harold)
- Emmanuel Jacomy - Stoick the Vast (Stoïck la brute)
- Julien Kramer - Gobber (Gueulfor le burp)
- Florine Orphelin - Astrid
French Canadian (Québécoises)
- Xaiver Dolan - Hiccup (Harold)
- Sylvain Hétu - Stoick the Vast (Stoïck la brute)
- Geneviève Déry - Astrid
- Carl Béchard - Gobber (Gueulfor le burp)
- Oliver Visentin - Snotlout
- Marie-Ève Soulard La Ferrière & Laurent-Christophe De Ruelle - Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston
- Daniel Axt - Hiccup (Hicks)
- Dominic Raacke - Stoick the Vast (Haudrauf)
- Emilia Schüle - Astrid
- Martina Hill - Valka
Italian (Italiano) 🇮🇹
- Flavio Aquilone - Hiccup
- Letizia Scifoni - Astrid
- Roberto Draghetti - Stoick the Vast
- Alessio Nissolino - Snotlout (Moccicoso)
- Gabriele Patriarca - Fishlegs Ingerman (Gambedipesce)
- Roberta Pellini: Valka
Korean (한국어) 🇰🇷
- Robert Hansen - Hiccup (Hikke)
- Özlem Saglanmak - Astrid Hofferson
- Peter Aude - Stoick the Vast (Havblik den Vældige)
- Niels Olsen - Gobber (Gorbert)
- Niclas Mortensen - Snotlout Jorgenson (Snotfjæs)
- Rasmus Ellersgaard - Fishlegs Ingerman (Fiskeben)
- Sasia Mølgaard & Julian Eliot Kellerman - Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston (Benknold Thorskal & Stenknold Thorskal)
- Alexander Rybak - Hiccup (Hikke)
Portuguese - Portugal (Português - Portugal)
- Francisco Areosa - Hiccup
- Paula Lobo Antunes - Astrid
- Virgílio Castelo - Stoick the Vast (Estoico o Grande)
- Leonor Alcácer - Valka
- Eduardo Madeira - Gobber (Bocarra)
- José Nobre - Drago Bludvist
- Rui Porto Nunes - Eret
Portuguese - Brazil (Português - Brasil)
- Grzegorz Drojewski – Hiccup (Czkawka)
- Danuta Stenka – Valka
- Julia Kamińska – Astrid
- Miłogost Reczek – Stoick the Vast (Stoik Ważki)
- Cristian Neacșu - Hiccup (Sughiț)
- Cătălina Mustață - Valka
- Constantin Bărbulescu - Stoick the Vast (Stoic)
- Cosmina Dobrotă - Astrid
- Vlad Trifaș - Eret
- Daumantas Ciunis - Hiccup (Hikapas)
- Agne Kaktaite - Astrid (Astrida)
- Sabulis Remigius - Stoick the Vast (Stoikas)
- Adziugas Siaurusaitis - Gobber (Goberis)
- Šarkus Jonas - Fishlegs Ingerman (Žuviakojis)
- Cicėnas Ramūnas - Snotlout Jorgenson (Snargliautas)
- Šataitė Agnė & Rinkūnas Tomas - Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston (Rafnata & Tafnatas)
- Hamvas Dániel – Hiccup (Hablaty)
- Csifó Dorina – Astrid
- Morvay Bence – Fishlegs Ingerman (Halvér)
- Berkes Boglárka & Baráth István - Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston (Kőfej & Fafej)
- Király Attila - Drako Bludvist （Drakó）
List of Dragons
- Night Fury
- Deadly Nadder
- Monstrous Nightmare
- Hideous Zippleback
- Terrible Terror
- Unknown HTTYD 2 Dragons
- As seen in the trailer, Hiccup made Toothless a new tail-fin, that allows him to glide on his own, while Hiccup is off, using his flight suit.
- This is the first time we see Hiccup's mother, Valka, who was believed to be dead for twenty years.
- There are six books for the second movie: A Tale Of Dragons, Dragon Race, Dragon Mountain Adventure, All About The Dragons, Toothless, A Dragon Hero´s Story, and Guide To The Dragons Volumes 1, 2, and 3.
- Stormfly, Meatlug, Hookfang, Barf and Belch have lighter colors in the second movie.
- The racing colors of Hiccup and Toothless are red, Astrid and Stormfly's are orange and blue, Fishlegs and Meatlug's racing colors are orange and green, Ruffnut and Barf's are light green and yellow, Tuffnut and Belch's are black and yellow., and Snotlout and Hookfang's colors are red and yellow.
- Hiccup is now the only one on the Dragon-riding team that doesn't wear fur material.
- In Breakneck Bog, Stoick told Hiccup he was afraid of Dragons as a baby.
- However, during Valka's flashback, Cloudjumper didn't scare him. It could be Hiccup developed this fear after the Dragon accidentally scratched him and took Valka away.
- Similar to the first movie, Hiccup and Toothless nearly collided with the Alpha's tail, like with the Red Death. This time however, they managed to avoid the collision thanks to Toothless increased acrobatics.
- Like the first movie, Hiccup and Astrid kiss at the end of the movie. The two also each kiss each other on their cheeks. It should be noted that this is the first time Hiccup kissed Astrid instead of the other way around.
- This is the first DreamWorks sequel where all the characters and other objects have aged.
- The way Hiccup rejects Toothless is similar to how Stoick rejected him in the first film. They also both show regret after their actions.