How to Train Your Dragon 3 release date moved up one week
DreamWorks’ upcoming finale to the smash animated franchise, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, has had its release date bumped up a week from its original March 1, 2019 release date now to February 22, 2019.
The new release date sees the family adventure taking over the slot previously held by another upcoming DreamWorks project, the horror film The Turning, based on the novel “The Turning of the Screw” starring Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Broklynn Prince (The Florida Project), which has been removed from the schedule and will be re-dated at a later time. It will also pin the film against the upcoming Dark Phoenix, the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, which hits theaters the week before and will more than likely still be dominating the box office heading into its second weekend.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the much-anticipated culmination of one of the most beloved animated film franchises in history. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.
Dean DeBlois returns as the series director alongside the all-star cast, including Jay Baruchel (Million Dollar Baby, This Is the End), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Pompeii), Cate Blanchett (The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Thor: Ragnarok), Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves, Geostorm), Kristen Wiig (The Last Man on Earth, Ghostbusters), Craig Ferguson (Doc Martin), and F. Murray Abraham (Homeland, Isle of Dogs) as the villain Grimmel.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, Antz) and How to Train Your Dragon series producer Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan). The first two films in the franchise received Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Feature and the first film was nominated for Best Original Score.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is set for release on Friday, March 1, 2019.