It’s almost time to fly again, folks. It’s been four years since the original animated fantasy hit the big screen, and now DreamWorks are gearing up once more to put How to Train Your Dragon 2 into cinemas this summer.
The studio closed out last year on a high, launching an awesome first full-length trailer to set the tone nicely. And with just over two months before it touches down in the US, they’ve released a new trailer to get us excited all over again.
The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. 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. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
Jay Baruchel is back at the top of the voice cast, with Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig reprising their roles as well, and Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, and Djimon Hounsou coming on board for the sequel.
Dean DeBlois is in the director’s chair once more, directing from his own script, loosely based on the original series of books by Cressida Cowell.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be released in 3D on June 13th in the US and 4th July in the UK. In the meantime here’s the latest trailer to get you in the mood. Enjoy.
[UPDATED] We’ve added in the latest character poster below, featuring Gobber and Grump, courtesy of ComingSoon.
Source: Trailer via Apple.