Can’t wait for the next instalment of How To Train Your Dragon? You’re gonna have to.
Originally scheduled for this summer, it’s already been moved twice, firstly to next year and then 2018. Now it seems to have fallen victim to Universal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation and the new date is now Friday 1st March 2019, a week before Brie Larson’s debut as Captain Marvel. And that, of course, is the US date, so British fans could be left in the lurch even longer.
Assuming the latest date sticks, it means that the gap between parts two and three will be five years. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the film is in trouble, but it is caught up in the re-structuring that goes with having a new owner. In the meantime, the official synopsis for the film goes like this:
“As Hiccup fulfils 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.”
2019 will also see the arrival of another DreamWorks movie, this time Everest, about a group of misfits who discover a lost yeti named after the world’s highest mountain. 29th September is the date scheduled for this one, which is directed by Tim Johnson and Todd Wilderman.
The studio’s next animation to hit screens in the UK is The Boss Baby, due on 7th April next year.