How to Train Your Dragon 3 Plot Spoilers and 2017 Release Date

November 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

How to Train Your Dragon 2 pleased most fans of the franchise and they’re wondering what happens in the next addition to the film universe.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 will continue the storyline that was laid out in 2, which saw Stoik the Vast dying and Hiccup becoming the chief of Berk.

The books appear to give insight into what will happen next.

It seems that the third movie won’t continue right after the second one–there will be a jump in the timeline.

“There were Dragons when I saw a boy,” according to first line of the book.

“By this time, Hiccup is an old man reflecting back on his life, and his adventures with Dragons,” according to Movie Pilot.

“The big question then is: why did they go? Was there a force big enough to kill every single dragon? Did sharing a village with dragons becomes too difficult? Or did they simply decide to travel elsewhere?”

In this film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures,Astrid, voiced by America Ferrera, center, is shown a scene is shown from "How to Train Your Dragon." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)
In this film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures,Astrid, voiced by America Ferrera, center, is shown a scene is shown from “How to Train Your Dragon.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)

In this file film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel, rides Toothless a scene is shown from "How to Train Your Dragon." "How to Train Your Dragon" continues to breathe fire at the box office, while newer releases are mostly blowing smoke. The animated adventure took in $15 million to reclaim the No. 1 spot a month after its debut. "How to Dragon Your Dragon" opened in first place in late March, then dropped back into the pack. But it has held up strongly and climbed to the top again amid a flurry of so-so new releases. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, File)
In this file film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel, rides Toothless a scene is shown from “How to Train Your Dragon.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, File)

 

Meanwhile, the release date for How to Train Your Dragon 3, originally slated for 2016, has been pushed back to June 9, 2017. It’s the first film to be scheduled for that weekend.

The third film will from the same creative team as the first two films, with writer-director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold aboard, reported Variety.

Returning voice cast members include Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid, and Cate Blanchett as Valka.

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