Kids (and even some adults) are waiting with bated breath for June 13th when HTTYD 2 (How to Train Your Dragon 2) will release in the U.S. Let’s have a look at the main characters who promise to make this sequel even more interesting!
Astrid Hofferson (dubbed by America Ferrera)
Astrid is the striking, tough Viking teen from How to Train Your Dragon. We saw her as Hiccup’s love interest in the first film. She’s generally uninterested in the other Viking teenagers in Berk and is shown to be short tempered. Though she’s dedicated to fight the dragons out of her village, we encounter her softer side when she goes out of her way in Gift of the Night Fury to bring Snoggletog joy to Berk. Besides Hiccup and Fishlegs, Astrid commands the most knowledge on dragons – breeds, behaviors, weak points, strengths, etc.
Hiccup (dubbed by Jay Baruchel)
The protagonist of HTTYD 2 is named thus because “Parents believe a hideous name will frighten off gnomes and trolls.”His full name is Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, the Hope and Heir to the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans. The HTTYD 2 teaser shows Hiccup and Toothless flying through the clouds with their trendy safety gear on. We catch a glimpse of Hiccup who seems to have grown up into a handsome Viking lad with strong facial expressions and a prosthetic limb. We leave it to the release to see if Hiccup indeed lives up to his teaser persona.
Toothless is a Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus dragon whom Hiccup adopts as his pet. He is undoubtedly one of the main dragon characters in HTTYD 2. Presumed to be the only living Night Fury, he remains unrivaled in both speed and intelligence.
Stoick the Vast (dubbed by Gerard Butler)
Stoick is the short tempered chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe living in Berk and the father of Hiccup. He hopes to see his son succeed him but unfortunately fears that Hiccup is not suited to the Viking life. He wears a large horned helmet that is significant of the power he commands in Berk.
Valka (dubbed by Cate Blanchett)
Valka is a reclusive vigilante from the Arctic and Hiccup’s mother. She is all set to make a grand entry in HTTYD 2 after her conspicuous absence in the first film. The only references to her in the movie were her breastplate that was transformed to accessorize Hiccup’s and Stoick’s helmets. Valka is one of the many reasons that we’re looking forward to the sequel.
Drago Bludvist (dubbed by Djimon Hounsou)
Drago Bludvist is the main antagonist in HTTYD 2. His motto is to take over the village of Berk with his large army that comprises both humans and evil dragons. It’s not known where Drago’s vast power and army came from as his character is a brand new addition to the film.
Here’s a toast to another legendary Viking fight that promises to be equal parts thrilling and entertaining!