How to Train Your Dragon 2 isn’t scheduled to be released until June 20, 2014, but as animation goes, that’s not too far along for animators, and so we can now see what an older looking Hiccup and Astrid look like from the image above!
Here’s the synopsis, taken from License!Global:
The thrilling second chapter of the epic “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Yes, there’s Eep from The Croods and Po from Kung Fu Panda, but it’s safe to say you won’t be seeing them in the sequel training dragons (interesting thought, though). I’m digging how Hiccup looks, as he looks like a much more confident viking and not as lanky, although there’s not much change at all to Astrid, which is fine.
Pretty much the whole original cast will be back to voice their characters, including Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera as the voices of Hiccup and Astrid. The other actors involved are Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
The only big change is in the directing as only Dean DeBlois is helming this film, without Chris Sanders who co-directed the first film (he was pretty much taking care of The Croods during half of the production of HTTYD2.)
What do you think? You ready to see what the vikings and dragons have in store in the sequel?