It may be nearly a whole year away before it’s release but How To Train Your Dragon 2 is shaping up nicely, the way a proper sequel should.
The one thing which makes or breaks a sequel is progression. In which direction will the story progress and how does this effect the main characters? Nail this and you’ve got yourself a great sequel, keep things the same and re-hash the exact plot from the original, (Hangover 2, Transformers etc), and you’ve lost an entire audience.
Which is why the teaser above is so intriguing, it looks like a lot has happened to the main character Hiccup since the first movie, he’s older and now an accomplished dragon rider and as the official movie synopsis suggests this could be a markedly different film altogether:
“The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.”