DreamWorks Animation wants you to take a few laps around the dragon racing track in this adrenaline-pumping preview for How to Train Your Dragon 2, coming this summer. Based on the Brit children's book by Cressida Cowell, the original 2010 film was directed by Lilo & Stitch's Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, with enough charm and craft to round up $500 million in worldwide box-office treasure.
DeBlois is flying it alone this time around, but the fantastic teaser footage proves he's a capable cinematic solo pilot. The inspired Viking adventure features the veteran vocal talents of Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harrington and Gerard Butler.
Here's the official synopsis:
It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
Does this clip set your sequel desire aflame or douse it in dragon tears?
How to Train Your Dragon 2 soars into theaters on June 13, 2014.
(Via You Bent My Wookie)