Disney may be dominating he animation market for now, but from time to time, you have great franchises like Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon. The third film, The Hidden World, is set to come out next year, and good news is, they’ve decided to bump up the release date a bit earlier.
According to The Wrap, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World has been from its original March release to Feb. 22, 2019. No reason has been given for the bumped up release date, but it could have something to do with blockbusters Shazam! and Hellboy coming out in March. With the February release date, How to Train Your Dragon 3 is left to compete with X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The LEGO Movie 2.
Besides Shrek and the Kung Fu Panda franchise, I think HTTYD is definitely one of the better films to come out of Dreamworks. The world looks and feels fantastic, and we actually get to mature along with Hiccup as he goes from his journey to dragon rider to Viking leader. Not to mention Toothless is a character that can pull off badass and adorable.
The Hidden World promises to put a cap on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, and will see Hiccup growing into a full adult. There seems to be a plot involving the disappearance of all the dragons, and I bet it’s going to make for some emotional cinema.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is set to come out Feb. 22, 2019.