How to Train Your Dragon is one of the most beloved and successful fantasy sagas of recent years. Disney’s live-action remakes often receive criticism for their lack of creativity, but a non-Disney live-action remake of How to Train Your Dragon was recently announced and has sparked excitement among fans. The director of the original saga is on board for the remake, adding to the anticipation.
The two main actors for the upcoming live-action remake have been confirmed and will be Nico Parker and Mason Thames. Parker is known for her role in The Last of Us and also appeared in the live-action remake of Dumbo and Reminiscence. Thames is known for For All Mankind and other projects.
Hiccup and Astrid are the two Vikings who become great dragon riders and face great threats against their island. In the original animated series, Astrid played an essential role beyond being a mere love interest. According to Collider, the upcoming live-action remake of How to Train Your Dragon is likely to expand Astrid’s role even further.
The story of How to Train Your Dragon follows the unlikely friendship between a young Viking named Hiccup and a dragon named Toothless. Set in a world where Vikings and dragons live in constant conflict, the saga explores themes such as friendship, maturity, identity, and the search for peace between warring cultures.
The emotional storytelling, detailed animation, and the development of a vast, compelling world set How to Train Your Dragon apart from other animated films. The first installment, released in 2010, introduces the central relationship between Hiccup and Toothless. The sequel, released in 2014, delves deeper into the psychology of the characters and the world they live in while expanding on the mythology of dragons. The final installment of the trilogy, released in 2019, showed Hiccup assuming his destiny as leader and finding a new home for the dragons, putting his friendship with Toothless to the test.
Overall, the announcement of a live-action remake of How to Train Your Dragon has fans excited to see their favorite characters brought to life in an exciting new way. Dean DeBlois, the director of the original animated series, is directing the live-action remake and has high expectations from fans.