Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon movies had been well-liked hidden gems through the 2010s, and it appeared inevitable that the collection would finally return in some kind. (In movie, a minimum of, as a result of the collection has been chugging together with various TV spinoffs.) Earlier this 12 months, we discovered that might 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 an alternative of touchdown on March 14, 2025, the Dragon remake is now approaching June 13 that 12 months. (That very same date can be at the moment dwelling to an unannounced Pixar movie.) It’s a small delay within the grand scheme of issues, however vital if solely as a result of it underlines how laborious 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 cast members have been introduced for the movie: Mason Thames (The Black Cellphone) 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 vital if solely as a result of it underlines how laborious the nonetheless ongoing actors strike is hitting productions with dates that far out. Final evening, studios presented an offer to SAG-AFTRA that’s being regarded over at time of writing, and negotiations are anticipated to proceed via the weekend. If it goes via, then the strike ends, and if it doesn’t, extra films might find yourself getting pushed again. A number of movies meant for this 12 months have already been kicked to 2024—see (or not) Dune: Part 2, which was meant to come back out this weekend, and in addition two weeks in the past—and the flicks that had been already initially set for 2024 may get knocked to later that 12 months or 2025, relying on how issues go.
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