Dreamworks’ Learn how to Practice Your Dragon films had been well-liked hidden gems in the course of the 2010s, and it appeared inevitable that the sequence would finally return in some type. (In movie, not less than, as a result of the sequence has been chugging together with numerous TV spinoffs.) Earlier this yr, we realized that will 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 a substitute of touchdown on March 14, 2025, the Dragon remake is now approaching June 13 that yr. (That very same date can also be presently house to an unannounced Pixar movie.) It’s a small delay within the grand scheme of issues, however essential if solely as a result of it underlines how exhausting 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 had been clearly scuttled due to the strikes. At current, solely two solid members have been introduced for the movie: Mason Thames (The Black Telephone) 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 essential if solely as a result of it underlines how exhausting the nonetheless ongoing actors strike is hitting productions with dates that far out. Final night time, studios presented an offer to SAG-AFTRA that’s being seemed 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: Half 2, which was meant to return out this weekend, and likewise two weeks in the past—and the films that had been already initially set for 2024 may get knocked to later that yr or 2025, relying on how issues go.
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