Director Dean DeBlois Talks Future Of 'How To Train Your Dragon 3'; Plus Watch New Featurette for 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'
How To Train Your Dragon 2 hasn’t even hit theaters yet and we’re already curious about the third installment of the adventure franchise.
Good thing that director Dean DeBlois is talking about it! WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Speaking with /Film, he hinted about the third movie and catching up to the Cressida Cowell books, which the films are based on.
“When I was approached about a sequel, I said will you consider it to be the middle act of a three act trilogy? Therefore we’re not just inventing a random other adventure that you cast the same 5 or 6 characters into and graft on a problem that feels artificial. So by meeting Hiccup at this later stage of his life he’s now dealing with an organic and universal problem that many of us go through at that stage. But it is the middle chapter heading toward the culmination of Hiccup’s final coming of age,” he shared.
Dean added, “And the intention is to be very conscious of where we came from in the first movie and where we’re heading in the third. So I’ve been working on a running outline for sometime and I know we’re going to get to the point where Cressida Cowell books start which is Hiccup, as an adult, looking back on his life and saying “There were dragons when I was a boy.” There’s something really powerful and emotional about that that hits you in the gut. And I think it could be bittersweet and beautiful. But how they disappear? What happened and what leads them to that point? That’s the stuff of the third movie. We’re always very conscious to make sure the threads we’re pulling forward are from the first film and paying off in the second are also embedding storylines for the third.”
Check out the new featurette below! 15+ pics inside…
There Be New Dragons To Meet in ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′