'Shazam!' star Jack Dylan Grazer to be cast as Hiccup in 'How To Train Your Dragon' live-action remake
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The live-action adaptation of 'How to Train Your Dragon' appears to be doing well, since a recent rumor named potential actors as the film's key stars.
The amazing cast and endearing stories of the 'How to Train Your Dragon' animated films by Dreamworks made them favorites among viewers. It is therefore not surprising that a live-action remake is in the works.
It is unclear how the tale will be different in this rendition. The fact that Dean DeBlois, the director of the animated trilogy, has agreed to return for the remake as its director, writer, and producer, though, is encouraging. Read below to know more details about Universal Pictures' upcoming project.
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Who is going to play Hiccup in the live-action remake of 'How To Train Your Dragon?
'Shazam!' might have provided the protagonist for Universal's live-action 'How to Train Your Dragon'. Jack Dylan Grazer, who starred in 'Fury of the Gods' will be playing Hiccup Haddock. Currently circulating rumors claim that three actors are in negotiation for the remake, as per Patreon. Glazer has previously starred in 'IT' and 'IT: Chapter Two', as well as the Warner Bros and DC movies 'Shazam!' and 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods'.
According to the rumor, Joel Edgerton will play Hiccup's father Stoic the Vast, and 'Moana' star Auli'i Cravalho is now in negotiations to play Astrid Hofferson, Hiccup's love interest in the animated movie. There has been no formal confirmation of these casting rumors. Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, and Gerard Butler provided the voices for Hiccup, Astrid, and Stoic in the first three animated films.
When is the live-action remake of 'How To Train Your Dragon' going to premiere?
Rumors concerning the cast of the 'How to Train Your Dragon' live-action adaptation are already circulating, which could indicate that pre-production has begun. The actors are apparently in final negotiations, which suggests that filming might not be far off and might start in early or mid-2024 if all goes as planned. If so, a release date of 2025 might be in the works.