Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou and Kit Harington have joined the voice cast of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at DreamWorks Animation.
Blanchett plays a feral vigilante who wants to free enslaved dragons, Hounsou will voice a maniacal dragon hunter and Harington voices a dragon trapper that works for him. It’s also confirmed that events in the movie take place five years after the first movie.
The news was announced at DWA’s panel Thursday at the San Diego Comic Con where Harington also appeared along with the various directors of DWA’s upcoming films including Dragon’s Dean DeBlois, Turbo’s David Soren, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman’s Rob Minkoff.
An extended cut of the recent teaser trailer was shown, as was a clip in which Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and dragon Toothless meet a mysterious rider. Also shown was a clip from “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” in which the time-traveling genius dog and his adopted boy are caught up in the French revolution.