How To Train Your Dragon Live-Action Casts Hiccup & Astrid

As the live-action version of How to Train Your Dragon, which is already very much looked forward to, starts to take shape, here’s some exciting news: Hiccup and Astrid will be played by Hiccup and Astrid. Mason Thames of The Black Phone and Nico Parker, the breakout star of The Last of Us, are getting their Viking helmets ready for the dragon-filled adventure.

Parker’s name became well-known after she played Sarah Miller, Pedro Pascal’s daughter, in the first episode and then again in Episode 6, which was called “Kin” and was widely thought to be one of the series’ best episodes. She is also the daughter of the well-known Westworld actor Thandiwe Newton. Thames was in the sci-fi show For All Mankind on Apple TV+. He was also in Ethan Hawke’s first movie as a bad guy.

Thames will have to show how versatile he is as an actor since he’ll usually be talking to a CGI Toothless dragon. If the live-action version follows the same path as the DreamWorks animated version, which came out in 2010, he will also discuss some sensitive topics. In the story, Hiccup is the son of a powerful Viking. He doesn’t want to become a dragon slayer like his father did. The job gets harder when he makes friends with a dragon, which is supposed to be the most dangerous animal.

What Is How to Train Your Dragon Plot?

The How to Train Your Dragon film series, based on the book series penned by Cressida Cowell, has gained immense popularity for incorporating darker themes and higher stakes for the main characters. This has captivated the hearts of many fans. As a result, the franchise has since expanded into several animated shows, including the latest release of Dragons: The Nine Realms. The first animated movie was voiced by renowned actors Jay Baruchel (FUBAR) and America Ferrera (Superstore), who portrayed the main characters of Hiccup and Astrid. In exciting news, a live-action remake of the movie is scheduled for release on March 14, 2025, and fans cannot wait to see the adaptation come to life.

Who is the Director of How to Train Your Dragon?

Dean DeBlois, who wrote and directed all three animated How to Train Your Dragon movies, is set to return as a director, writer, and producer. This will be DeBlois’s first time directing a live-action feature film. DeBlois is also known for writing and directing Disney’s Lilo & Stitch, which is getting a live-action remake in 2024.

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