The third feature film in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise will likely mark an end to not just the trilogy of animated films, but also the Netflix TV series. The upcoming sequel The Hidden World will complete the entire story of the series.
The How to Train Your Dragon franchise is based on the children book series by Cressida Cowell. The franchise had been aiming an end for some some time, however, the creators do plan to end it similar to the source material. For a while, it felt like these movies will go on till the time they’re making money for the studio, but it seems like that’s not going to be the case here.
The first two films grossed an enormous $1.7 billion at the box office but now writer/director Dean DeBlois will be bidding goodbye to Hiccup and Toothless after the release of the third film in the series, The Hidden World.
“We thought about it for a long time and came up with what we think is a bittersweet way to say goodbye to these characters, but the right way,” DeBlois said in an interview with EW.
The director even hinted at the ending of the film, giving off a reference to the Hidden World trailer that was released earlier this year. He revealed that the film will answer the question about what happens to dragons next.
“You will understand why Hiccup says, as you heard in the trailer, ‘There were dragons when I was a boy.’ And by the end of this film, you’ll have answered the question [of] what could have happened to them.”
For now, we don’t know much about the final installment in the How To Train Your Dragon series of films.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World soars into theaters on March 1st, 2019.