TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 8, 2018
Arguably the best series that Dreamworks Animation has put together thus far has been the How to Train Your Dragon films. The adaptations of the children's book series by Cressida Cowell have been pretty spread out, but I think the extra time in production has ultimately been in service of a better finished product. Next year—nine years after the first film hit theaters, and five years after the second—we'll finally get the trilogy closer, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
It's interesting that they chose to shuck the numbering system they themselves established with How to Train Your Dragon 2. The lack of numbers thing in sequels has really gotten to me lately. My favorite game to play is "Guess the Order of the Resident Evil Sequels: Extinction, Apocalypse, Retribution, Afterlife, The Final Chapter." Good luck!
Still, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt only because the first two films in the series were so good. Another interesting tidbit is that this franchise has had each of its films released when Dreamworks was at a different studio. The first film came out when they were at Paramount, the second when they were at Fox, and now this one will be out when Universal is releasing Dreamworks Animation titles. Weird.
Don't get too excited just yet—even if you do realize that's F. Murray Abraham as the villain—because How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World doesn't hit theaters until March 1, 2019.