It’s been six years since we were introduced to the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and Toothless and two long years since we’ve last seen them on the big screen!
The third, and more than likely final, movie was due to be released on June 29th, 2018 but has now been pushed forward into the space recently vacated when Warner Bros pushed The LEGO Movie 2 back.
How To Train Your Dragon 3 will now be released on May 18, 2018!
So considering it’s been too long since we’ve seen them, what exactly has the cast been doing?
Jay Baruchel (Hiccup)
Aside from his work as Hiccup on the movies and the multiple TV show based on the movies, Jay Baruchel has starred in the likes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Almost Famous, The Rules of Attraction, Undeclared, Million Dollar Baby, Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, She’s Out of My League, Goon, This Is The End and Robocop.
Baruchel can also be seen on Man Seeking Woman, which just finished it’s second season and will be seen next in Lovesick and Goon: Last of the Enforcers.
America Ferrera (Astrid)
Probably best known for her role as Betty Suarez on Ugly Betty, America Ferrera also appeared in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Lords of Dogtown, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, End of Watch, The Good Wife and most recently in the Netflix original movie, Special Correspondents, as well as the series, Superstore.
Gerard Butler (Stoick)
With his first big role in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Butler has gone onto to star in heaps on films, a lot of them action and romance, including Dracula 2000, Reign of Fire, Timeline, Dear Frankie, The Phantom of the Opera, 300, P.S. I Love You, Nim’s Island, RocknRolla, The Ugly Truth, Gamer, The Bounty Hunter, Law Abiding Citizen, Machine Gun Preacher, Olympus Has Fallen and Gods of Egypt.
Gerard Butler can be seen in the upcoming films Hunter Killer, Den of Thieves, The Headhunter’s Calling and Geostorm.
Cate Blanchett (Valka)
Making her first appearance in the second film, Cate Blanchett has plenty of acting credits to her name, both Australian and American, such as Paradise Road, Oscar and Lucinda, Elizabeth, Pushing Tin, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Gift, Bandits, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Charlotte Gray, The Shipping News, The Missing, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Aviator, Little Fish, Babel, Hot Fuzz, I’m Not There, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Robin Hood, Hanna, The Hobbit Trilogy, Blue Jasmine, The Monuments Men, Cinderella, Carol, and Truth.
Blanchett is currently filming Thor: Ragnarok and is also rumoured to star in Ocean’s Ocho, the all female Ocean’s 11 remake.
Craig Ferguson (Gobber)
Best known for his talk show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Ferguson has also starred in Red Dwarf, Freakazoid!, The Wild Thornberrys, The Big Tease, Saving Grace, Born Romantic, Chain of Fools, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Ugly Truth, Family Guy, Brave, Web Therapy and Hot in Cleveland.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs)
Getting his big break in Superbad, Christopher Mintz-Plasse has gone on to star in Role Models, Year One, Kick-Ass, Fright Night, ParaNorman, Pitch Perfect, This Is The End, Kick-Ass 2, Neighbors, Flaked, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and will be appearing in The Masterpiece, Trolls and The Great Indoors.
Jonah Hill (Snotlout)
Jonah Hill has his first role in 2004 on I Heart Huckabees before following it up with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Grandma’s Boy, Click, Accepted, Knocked Up, Evan Almighty, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Funny People, The Invention of Lying, Get Him to the Greek, Megamind, Moneyball, The Sitter, 21 Jump Street, The Watch, This Is The End, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Lego Movie, 22 Jump Street, True Story and Hail, Caesar!
Coming up next for Hill is Sausage Party, War Dogs and MIB 23.
Kristen Wiig (Ruffnut)
Starting out on Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig is just getting bigger with roles in the likes of Unaccompanied Minors, Knocked Up, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Semi-Pro, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Ghost Town, Adventureland, Extract, Whip It, MacGruber, Date Night, Despicable Me, Bored To Death, Paul, Bridesmaids, Friends with Kids, Girl Most Likely, Arrested Development, Despicable Me 2, The Simpsons, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Her, Welcome to Me, The Martian and Zoolander 2.
Next up for Kristen Wiig is Sausage Party, Ghostbusters, Masterminds and Downsizing, appearing again with Matt Damon.
T.J. Miller (Tuffnut)
We first saw T.J. Miller on our screen in Cloverfield before going onto Extract, She’s Out of My League, Get Him to the Greek, Unstoppable, Yogi Bear, Gulliver’s Travels, Our Idiot Brother, Rock of Ages, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Goodwin Games, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Big Hero 6, Search Party, Deadpool, Gravity Falls, Silicon Valley and in the upcoming Office Christmas Party, Goon: Last of the Enforcers and Ready Player One.
If you are like me; impatient and eagerly awaiting 2018, aside from the books and the comics, Netflix also has two seasons of Dragons: Race To The Edge streaming now.
What do you think of the movies? Will you be heading to the cinemas Day 1 too?