The first full-length trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been released and offers our best look yet at the highly-anticipated sequel!
This new How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer kicks off with fun interactions between Toothless and Hiccup, introduces us to the happy land of Berk where dragons and humans co-exist, and shows off beautiful flight sequences first seen in the teaser trailer earlier this year.
Then it gets into the nitty gritty of the film’s storyline: Toothless and Hiccup come across an ice cave where they meet “Dragon Rider,” who it turns out…. is Hiccup’s mother (voiced by Cate Blanchett).
We were a bit surprised that the revelation would come in a trailer, but maybe that little tidbit isn’t too critical to the story.
In a first look released earlier this week on USA Today, director Dean DeBlois says Valka looks to keep the dragons away from the humans. She is “somebody living with the animals and learning to communicate with them in non-verbal ways and becoming much like a dragon herself,” the director says. “Her years of isolation and dealing with nothing but dragons and being very sympathetic to them has made her very distrusting of humans.”
(Note: In an article earlier this week, we suggested Valka and Hiccup could get romantically invested before knowing the mother tidbit. Awkward.)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 looks gorgeous, and we can’t wait for it to hit theaters June 13, 2014.
The film stars voice actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig.