Dreamworks has completed very, very nicely with its How one can Practice Your Dragon franchise. Three extraordinarily well-received films, two animated TV sequence which have been operating concurrently since 2012, and a horde of different media tie-ins have made it one of the beloved youngsters’ sequence of the twenty first century. So it’s stunning to find how a lot Dreamworks is prepared to shake up the components with its latest Dragons sequence.
Not like all the opposite installments within the sequence, which occur in a fantasy Viking-era setting, the upcoming Dragons: The 9 Realms takes place… now. In response to the press launch:
“Set 1,300 years after the occasions of How one can Practice Your Dragon, dragons at the moment are only a legend to the fashionable world. When a geological anomaly opens up an immense, miles-deep fissure within the Earth’s floor, scientists from all around the world collect at a brand new analysis facility to check the mysterious phenomenon. Quickly a gaggle of misfit youngsters, dropped at the location by their dad and mom, uncover the reality about dragons and the place they’ve been hiding—a secret they have to preserve to themselves to guard what they’ve found.”
The primary teaser trailer doesn’t maintain every other clues, however it definitely feels like Journey Time’s Jeremy Shada voices the lead.
I by no means actually thought of the Dragons films to have taken place on Earth—our Earth—given all of the dragons flying about, so the invention that they’re a part of the actual world is definitely extra jarring to me than the big time-skip. Though because the present is titled “The 9 Realms” there’s presumably some area for inter-dimensional Norse chicanery. Nonetheless, it’s very bizarre to understand the movies’ stars Hiccup, Astrid, Fishlegs, and Snotlout are all going to be long-dead when the present takes place.
Dragons: The 9 Realms debuts on December 23 on each Hulu and Peacock streaming companies.
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