How to Train Your Dragon

We’re just a few more months from seeing Hiccup and Toothless return to our screens in How to Train Your Dragon 2, and DreamWorks has been building up their campaign for the animated sequel nicely.

The first full trailer launched just before Christmas, giving us a great new look at what we can expect from the second blockbuster in the upcoming trilogy. And now the studio has launched a new character poster for Astrid, voiced by America Ferrera, in keeping with the first teaser poster we saw a couple of months ago.

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 returns to lead the voice cast, with Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig reprising their roles from the first film, and Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, and Djimon Hounsou lending their voices for the second.

Dean DeBlois is once more at the helm, directing from his own script, loosely based on Cressida Cowell’s original book series.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be released in 3D on June 13th in the US, following in the UK on 4th July.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - ASTRID CHARACTER ONE SHEET