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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Teaser Online
Toothless and Hiccup go flying, and it's magic

12 July 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: 20th Century Fox

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The first How To Train Your Dragon was an unexpectedly moving and rather wonderful story of a boy and his giant flying reptile, and we've been eagerly looking forward to the second instalment. Now a teaser has appeared online, offering a brief action sequence from the film that suggests all the lyricism of the first film is present and correct (even amid the gross-out gags and Viking pratfalls). 

The story this time sees a now-older Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) still partnered with dragon Toothless and exploring far beyond his home village of Berk, once a Viking outpost plagued by dragons and now one that's partnered with them. Says the official synopsis:

"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, it's a trilogy, as seems the norm nowadays - but if they're all as good as the first, that would be no bad thing. We like the idea of Hiccup and Toothless as their own little USS Enterprise though, and the confidence of giving us a teaser that's just a bloke and his dragon soaring through the air.

All the original voice cast back for this one, so expect America Ferrera as Astrid, Kristen Wiig as Ruffnut, Jonah Hill as Snotlout, T.J. Miller as Tuffnut, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishleg, Craig Ferguson as Gobber and Gerard Butler as Stoick the Vast. Kit Harrington joins the cast as someone IMDb lists as "Dragon Prince", who we suspect is the aforementioned Dragon Rider and doubt is a Game Of Thrones spoiler.

Dean DeBlois is directing and wrote the screenplay (he also directed the first with Chris Sanders), based very, very, very loosely on the books by Cressida Cowell.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is out on June 20, 2014, with the sequel due in 2016. Hopefully by the time the latter hits cinemas someone will have dealt with the pressing matter of breeding us all dragons of our own.


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Your Comments

Loved The First! The second one still looks like it has the charm of the original. I'm just not on board with the kids aging 4 to 5 Years. More

Posted by Darren47 at 00:45 on 14 December 2013 | Report This Post

Oscar this time!
Looks awesome. Loved the first, robbed of the oscar (IMHO). Still the best use of 3D in an animated movie. More

Posted by paulbeatson at 08:54 on 17 July 2013 | Report This Post

Looks awesome!
Love this, wonder if they will explain why all the parents sound Scottish and the kids are American?!!! More

Posted by kevmccann at 13:26 on 15 July 2013 | Report This Post

Sublime Teaser
Brilliant! Cannot wait for this, the first movie was wonderful. More

Posted by RobT9 at 23:12 on 13 July 2013 | Report This Post

Matthew Macfadyen
Is it me or does Hiccup looks more and more like actor Matthew Macfadyen ? More

Posted by smakris04 at 12:57 on 13 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Sublime Teaser
Two questions: - Is it actually a scene from the film, or something specifically done as a trailer? Studios sometimes feel obliged to put something out there, even if, in this case, the film's still nearly a year from release. Whatever the case, it's beautifully constructed and succeeds 100% in something that the first film also did - perfectly evoking the magic and freedom of flight in ways that (IMO) even Avatar didn't quite manage. The first film's 'Test Drive' and 'Romantic Flight' seq More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 09:50 on 13 July 2013 | Report This Post

Sublime Teaser
That was seriously great! nd its lovely to see a trailer that just plays out like that, instead of the usual barrage of quick cuts and edits. The animation and direction is also sublime. The shot where Toothless arcs over and plummets towards the ground is a chills moment. The first one was an unexpected delight, so I'm looking forward to this a great deal! More

Posted by pete_traynor at 12:10 on 12 July 2013 | Report This Post


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