A new trailer for the upcoming Dreamworks sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 has just been released online, allowing fans a sneak peek at the Dean Deblois-directed feature, which is slated for a June 20, 2014 theatrical release.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 will pick up five years after the events of the original film, with Hiccup now a grown up himself and going on a worldwide adventure on the back of Toothless the Dragon. In the Arctic region, both protagonists run into the mysterious Valka, who saves dragons from traps and hides them in refuge in order to protect them from the evil Drago Bludvist and his assistant Eret.
About the character of Valka, DeBlois says, “Somebody living with the animals and learning to communicate with them in non-verbal ways and becoming much like a dragon herself. Her years of isolation and dealing with nothing but dragons and being very sympathetic to them has made her very distrusting of humans. Hiccup both admires her but sees her as what his life could be like taken to the extreme…Valka’s life is not only learning about all (the dragons’) secrets and ways and living among them, but also playing among them…That’s part of what she can show Hiccup, things he’s never known about dragon behavior.”