A new poster has been released for the upcoming animation sequel, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Starring Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Cate Blanchett, the film is directed by the franchise’s regular helmer Dean DeBlois.
Dean DeBlois is back behind the camera for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third film in the series based loosely on the books by Cressida Cowell. Concluding the trilogy, the film follows the adventures of Hiccup, having fulfilled his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, and Toothless, whose true destinies are finally discovered.
Back in December 2010, franchise producer Jeffrey Katzenberg said he expected three films to make the story of Toothless and Hiccup. At the time, he said: “How To Train Your Dragon is at least three: maybe more, but we know there are at least three chapters to that story.”
Indeed, at the time the second film was in production, DeBlois, who co-directed How To Train Your Dragon with Chris Sanders before going solo for the first sequel, said part 2 was intended as the second act of a trilogy.
Despite delays in the production and release date, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will arrive in UK cinemas next year as the culmination of this very popular franchise. It’ll see the conclusion of what began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome dragon. In the final chapter, Hiccup and Toothless must realise their destinies 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 Night Fury — will test the bonds of their relationship.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is released in UK cinemas on February 1, 2019.