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How to Train Your Dragon: Mason Thames and Nico Parker Joins the Live-action Remake 

The Universal Pictures' remake of the beloved animated classic is set to arrive in 2025

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Hrishita Chatterjee
Hrishita Chatterjee
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UNITED STATES: The lead stars for How to Train Your Dragon: A Live-Action Adventure from Universal have been cast! The remake by Universal is slated for release on March 14, 2025, with production set to initiate this summer.  

How to Train Your Dragon has found its Hiccup and Astrid. Mason Thames will play the role of Hiccup. He earlier starred in Universal’s smash horror film The Black Phone.

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Astrid will be portrayed by Nico Parker, who previously appeared in HBO’s The Last of Us. Dean DeBlois will make his directing debut with the live-action remake. This live-action remake will be crafted by Oscar nominees Marc Platt and Adam Siegel through Marc Platt Productions.  

Dreamworks’ animated feature How to Train Your Dragon debuted in 2010 and since then the film has ammased a huge fan following by concluding in a trilogy.

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Based on Cressida Cowell’s book, the animated film showcased a sweet bond between Hiccup and his dragon, Toothless. The featurette casts an emotional spell right from the moment when injured Toothless is treated by Hiccup.

The film series follows Hiccup and Toothless in their fight against human prejudice against dragons. Where they face Drago Bludvist and Grimmel the Grisly, one of the most nefarious antagonists in the animated films

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The film series can be considered another successful franchise from the creative hit animation house, Dreamworks. The studio earlier delivered a unique asset of storytelling to the animated world with Shrek, Megamind, Kungfu Panda, Puss in Boots, and more.

The How to Train Your Dragon cast search took several months since the directors had been looking for actors who could develop into their roles like the characters in the film series.

The animated film series stands out because the protagonists’ ages increase with each instalment, emphasising key life events resulting in a true “coming of age” tale.

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