Perhaps you already know “How to Train Your Dragon,” but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for further instructions.
That’s what DreamWorks Animation is hoping you’re feeling, at least, as the studio has gone on the record with plans for at least one sequel to the Oscar-nominated animated adventure, if not more. Still, it’s a long wait before we’ll see more of Hiccup, Toothless and the other Vikings and dragons populating the island of Berk — according to a recent press release, “Dragon 2” doesn’t arrive in theaters until June 20, 2014.
But the far-off release date doesn’t mean DreamWorks is slouching on this one. Far from it, it seems, as not only is there a script in the works, but actual voice-over work is set to begin very shortly, according to leading man Jay Baruchel.
“I’m going to be starting work on it this year, yeah,” Baruchel confirmed to MTV News during the “Freaks and Geeks” / “Undeclared” Reunion at the Paley Center in Los Angeles last weekend. He added that he knows the sequel’s story, too, as he’s already seen the script: “Yes I do. I know everything about it. I read it last week!”
We’ve already heard that the “How to Train Your Dragon” sequel would expand the film’s universe beyond the island of Berk, and while Baruchel wouldn’t get into plot specifics, he did say that the next chapter of the “Dragon” franchise is just that—another chapter, not simply a sequel.
“It’s phenomenal,” he said. “And it’s not a sequel; it’s a chapter two. Because there are eight books [the movies are based on], so it’s not just finding crazy situations to put our characters in. It’s very much a second act of a three act thing.”
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