Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon movies have been well-liked hidden gems through the 2010s, and it appeared inevitable that the sequence would ultimately return in some kind. (In movie, no less than, as a result of the sequence has been chugging together with various TV spinoffs.) Earlier this yr, we discovered that might be the case courtesy of a live-action remake of the primary film.
That movie was already a methods off, and it’s now been hit with a slight delay: as an alternative of touchdown on March 14, 2025, the Dragon remake is now approaching June 13 that yr. (That very same date can also be at present residence to an unannounced Pixar movie.) It’s a small delay within the grand scheme of issues, however vital if solely as a result of it underlines how onerous the nonetheless ongoing actors strike is hitting productions with dates that far out. This film was initially set to start manufacturing this previous August in Belfast, however these plans have been clearly scuttled due to the strikes. At current, solely two cast members have been introduced for the movie: Mason Thames (The Black Cellphone) will play Hiccup, a younger Viking struggling to be a dragon slayer like the opposite warriors in his village Berk; and Nico Parker (The Final of Us) will painting fellow slayer/eventual love curiosity Astrid.
Dragon’s delay is a small one within the grand scheme of issues, however vital if solely as a result of it underlines how onerous the nonetheless ongoing actors strike is hitting productions with dates that far out. Final evening, studios presented an offer to SAG-AFTRA that’s being regarded over at time of writing, and negotiations are anticipated to proceed by means of the weekend. If it goes by means of, then the strike ends, and if it doesn’t, extra films might find yourself getting pushed again. A number of movies meant for this yr have already been kicked to 2024—see (or not) Dune: Part 2, which was meant to return out this weekend, and in addition two weeks in the past—and the films that have been already initially set for 2024 may get knocked to later that yr or 2025, relying on how issues go.
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