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‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Poster and Synopsis Revealed

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First official poster for How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World

We’re one dragon-sized step closer to the final installment of DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon trilogy: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World! DreamWorks has revealed an official poster for the highly anticipated spring 2019 film, as well as released a press sheet providing a synopsis of the upcoming adventure:

“What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind.  As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.”

That summary alludes to a possible time jump, which also happened for How To Train Your Dragon 2, and is supported by the seemingly older character designs unveiled by Universal and DreamWorks at the 2018 Licensing Expo. The image collage below is from a series of promotional photos taken at the expo, posted on The Inner Circle Game Network, but the designs have already been unofficially making the rounds online.

DreamWorks also announced that the first trailer for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will debut next week, so hopefully we will get plenty more images of Hiccup, Toothless, and the rest of the gang soon!

Series director Dean DeBlois returns for the third installment, with Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and series producer Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan) producing.

What do you think of the poster and synopsis for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World? Are you excited to see Hiccup and Toothless together on the big screen one last time?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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  • Yellow

    It’s looking great so far! I love the colors in the poster. I’m guessing the female dragon is albino.
    I’m all for a little time jump like before. It’ll be cool to see how things have changed since the last movie.

  • I still feel bad that this duo might split up.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Me too but no matter where the story ends, I think we should all be thankful to have been on one surprising journey this past decade.

  • This looks so great! I love the look of the new dragon, and I love that they continue to age up the characters! It just adds a greater sense of realism to an already fantastic world. I’m very much looking forward to this one!

    • Sebastian

      The sure seems to be a time gap and that’s a great continuation. After all creating a dragon utopia would take quite some time to accomplish. I do appreciate DA for continuing taking that risk.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Time jump doesn’t surprise me much. I wasn’t 100% prepared for this development but I am glad DA didn’t rush into things. Because I knew from the moment HTTYD 2 ended that things were about to change for better for worst.

  • Harith Sami

    Am excited for the film nonetheless, but that poster is making me concerned, how many times have we seen this plot line? And the female Nightfury’s (MoonFury, LightFury?) design seems something made on DiviantArt.

  • Harith Sami

    I like how the color of each character’s Armour is the same color and texture as their dragon, other than fire protection and looking cool, it provides a great disguise, no one will realize they are riding their dragons from a distance.

  • The only I want to know is whether or not Hiccup and Astrid are married or not. My shipping heart can’t take it! XD

    • Manuel Orozco

      I won’t be surprised if they are married by the end of this third movie.

      • Dan Siciliano

        Or maybe Astrid might get killed off.

        • Manuel Orozco

          I don’t think so

          • Dan Siciliano

            Ok. I was just guessing.

          • Manuel Orozco

            Ahd I appreciate that

  • SurrealKangaroo

    I can’t wait for this movie.

  • Manuel Orozco

    I say with this new character, the stakes might be raised in terms of romance, coming of age drama, action and mythology. There hasn’t been a film series conclusion that has excited me since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2!

  • Marielle

    They didn’t age the characters enough. Hiccups was 20 is HTTYD2, that stubble looks like it belongs to a 17-year-old. I know some men get more beard than others, but none of his friends have full beards, and this is a culture where men wear long beards.

    • Sebastian

      He probably shaved. Joking aside, Ive noticed how many react to them looking younger than the usual characters would at that age. That being said I think it’s refreshing to see characters that might well be late bloomers if that’s the case. Hiccup and the gang has been confirmed to be in their 20s from Dean. After CinemaCon many believe that Hiccup will be 25 in the third film. When comparing the models from 2 to 3 one can see that Hiccup has aged. I’m just happy that he isn’t all bulky of a sudden.

      • Manuel Orozco

        It’s like I’ve grown up along with Hiccup and we are around each other’s age. There seems to be a connection between us with the fact that I was 17 when the first movie came out.

      • Manuel Orozco

        While we are at it, this series has been like therapy to me as each installment came in a difficult chapter of my life. 1st was when I was 17 I had just lost two of my extended aunts from Sacramento at two different times back in 2010 one before I saw the movie and after. Meanwhile I was having a mostly stressful sophomore year of high school with English and Algebra. So the new decade wasn’t off to a great start for me. For the 2nd movie at age 21 four years ago I struggled to find educational success after high school. Then six months have passed since my grandma from my mom’s side died from leukemia half a year after turning 90. Lastly, Disney milking Frozen quickly that summer was overwhelming just months after I saw it at the El Capitan in Hollywood.

      • Marielle

        There’s no excuse for vikings having that little facial hair at 25. It’s been established that this is a culture where men grow beards. Their dads have huge beards. It makes no sense to bare have a few patchy hair at 25.

  • Awwwwww the female night fury looks HEAVENLY!! So beautiful!!
    I am super intrigued and excited what’ll be the thing that’ll test them the most!! ^.^