Director Dean DeBlois has revealed new details about DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel to 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel will move beyond the small, North Sea island that was the setting of the original film as it traces the further adventures of Hiccup as he grows toward becoming the leader of his Viking clan.
Dean DeBlois revealed he is currently working on the second draft of the screenplay, which he expects will be at least the second film in a trilogy.
“The only way of tracing the story is to draw on elements that were in the first movie and set up elements for a third movie, so it doesn’t feel like a random adventure with the same five or six characters. This truly is a second chapter in a larger story.”
Producer Bonnie Arnold added:
How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes to theaters in 2013