The How To Train Your Dragon 3 Trailer Gives Us A Bearded Hiccup And A Dragon Mating Dance

The How To Train Your Dragon 3 Trailer Gives Us A Bearded Hiccup And A Dragon Mating Dance
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Goddammit Toothless, you’re adorable. The third film in the saga from Dreamworks, How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World, introduces a whole new dragon paradise and a major threat to their Dragon-Viking utopia. But all of that has to get put on pause for a second: Toothless is looking for a date.

Dreamworks has released the first trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World. Jay Baruchel returns as Hiccup, as he serves as chief and rule of Berk alongside Astrid (America Ferrera). And if you thought he was sexy in the second How To Train Your Dragon film, just wait until you see grown-up Hiccup sporting a beard even Chris Evans would be proud of.

As Hiccup and his village work to maintain a peaceful coexistence with dragons, the sudden appearance of a “Light Fury” dragon puts Toothless a bit on edge. She’s cuuuuuuuute. But a major threat appears in the form of a dragon hunter who wants to take out our favourite dragon boy… because he’s “the only one” of his kind! Cue Dragonheart joke here.

How To Train Your Dragon 3 comes out in the US 1 March 2019. An Australian release date has not yet been announced.


  • I really should hurry up and finish reading the final book in the series.

    I got halfway through two years ago and forgot about it.

      • Haven’t read them but what I’ve heard give the impression that they differ greatly from the movies. More like the books inspire the films, or at least the first one.

      • Yep. I think it stopped at 12(?) but I never did get that far. The films really only borrowed names from them.

        From my experience with it, those who were introduced to the series through the books (like myself) struggle to fully appreciate the films for what they are. The opposite is also true.

        I think this is because they focus on different themes. The books are about a strong-willed Hiccup who with the weakest of all dragons manages to surpass all odds and eventually become the King of the Wilderwest.

        The films however are about a strong-willed Hiccup who has the strongest dragon, and after a bit of training him is able to (mostly) achieve what he wants without too much trouble. It puts much more emphasis on the relationship between Toothless and Hiccup, rather than Hiccup’s efforts in life.

        Both are good, but it really depends on what you are looking for. How tools make a person, our how a person does the best with what they have.

    • @benjamasm: As @geth pointed out the movies (as well as the franchise as a whole) is based on a collection of childrens books (though I use that term lightly as some of the themes are more meant for adults).

      While they have branched out greatly and the books’ author, Cressida Cowell, has stated the franchise will share the same ending.

      But I am pretty such the ending is clear. In the trailer you hear Hiccup say, “There were dragons when I was a boy”.

      That is the very first line of the first book and it is from an elderly Hiccup reflecting on his life and the event that are covered in subsequent books.

      While I have not finished the final book (there are 12 all up), I’m pretty such I have an idea of what will happen.

      In the very least, they will all be gone but Toothless will remain. This backed by one of the spin-off yet canon books where a story is told from the perspective of Toothless himself where he states that even in his (Hiccup’s) old age, Hiccup has never let anyone take Toothless away.

      • Oh dear god I just had a thought…

        That scene of bearded Hiccup.

        We’re going to get some sort of montage of Hiccups life at the end of HTTYD 3. It’s going to go from him being young, to a young bearded man in his 30s, then to his 50s, then to his senior 70s or so. We’ll be shown his old age, with Toothless still at his side…

        And then, we’ll possibly see Hiccup die and Toothless fly off to join all the other dragons 🙁

        Oh man I’m gonna be a wreck if that happens :O

        • Finishing the final book now. I’ll let you know how it ends there and let it mess with you in the lead up to the movie’s release.


  • I love this series. My son and I saw the first one when he was 6. He’s 14 now. He will be 15 when this hits. That’s us sharing this movie series together literally from when he was a little boy, through to when he’s become a young man. Sort of like watching Hiccup in the movies in a way for me reflected in my boy, I know, kinda sappy, but still.

    So when I saw this one this morning, it reminded me my boy is growing up, it reminded me of how much we both love them and yeh it got to me a little. It looks utterly fantastic and I’m so glad I get to share this, what I consider, possibly perfect movie trilogy and fantastic tv series over this last near decade, with my son 🙂 Thanks Dreamworks 🙂

    Oh and I’m still not over Stoic from part 2 🙁

    That was seriously devestating. Seriously so. 🙁

      • I actually found it really, truly impacting. They’ve done so well with the characters in the movies that when Stoic died, it was genuinely tragic 🙁

        • I’m going to be chased out of here for saying this. But I honestly think the second film is the weakest addition to the franchise.

          To be fair, I’ll start with the good.

          In terms of effects and animation, they were basically the modern day Disney or Fleischer (depending on ones school of thought) and I felt it was a fantastic example of animation.

          Unfortunately, I never did like the story. To me it just felt stretched, like it belonged in as an episode of the TV series.

          Your mentioning of Stoick’s demise is actually a reminder to me he has met his end.

          But what really put me off was just the ending. It was just too much of a Deus Ex Machina for my liking.

    • He was like 17 or something in the second movie though? Thats hardly a kid
      He was very visibly older than in first movie, he aas taller and had a slightly longer face, like they did change his charcater model

  • Just finished reading the final book.

    As much as I would love to make good of my (comedic) threat to @weresmurf, I’m going to keep quiet.

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