How to Train Your Dragon 3 now has a title, and is setting course for an early-2019 release date.
How to Train Your Dragon 3 now has a proper title!
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will serve as the official billing for this third, and apparently final, film in the DreamWorks Animation feature franchise.
The animated films – adapted from the children’s novel series of the same name by Cressida Cowell – kicked off with 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon, depicts the quasi-historical Viking-era exploits of young Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), who goes against his family’s dragon-hunting ways when he befriends a baby dragon, named Toothless, keeping him as a pet, eventually serving as an example of how trained dragons can lead to a harmonious and fruitful existence with humans.
Both the 2010 original film and its 2014 sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, were critically lauded, having each earned Oscar nominations, and were lucrative box office hits, respectively yielding $494.9 million and $621.5 million worldwide.
How to Train Your Dragon 3 Release Date
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is set to arrive on March 1, 2019.
The title announcement arrives about four months after news from back in December of a major delay that shifted its release date – last set for May 18, 2018 – to nearly a year later on March 1, 2019.
The threequel was originally set to land in June 2016, just two years after How to Train Your Dragon 2. Then, it got shunted back to June 2017. Then, earlier in 2017, the date was moved again to May 2018. While it’s been some time, since that latest release date was named, the 2019 mark still appears to be solid.
How to Train Your Dragon 3 Details
The plot, per the official logline:
“As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.”
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will see the return of the franchise’s repertory writer/director, Dean DeBlois.
The whole cast of voice actors will return, and yes, that includes the controversy-addled T.J. Miller.
Distribution for the DreamWorks Animation film will be handled by the company’s new parent, Universal Pictures.