‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Live-Action Feature Pushed Due To Actors Strike

More theatrical release date changes due to the actors strike which is clocking 113 days. The good news: this one doesn’t impact 2024.

Universal and DreamWorks Animation said Friday that their live-action take on the animated movie How to Train Your Dragon is moving from March 14, 2025 to June 13, 2025.

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Uni had the latter date already on hold on the release calendar.

Any rivals out there, March 14, 2025 is now empty of any wide entries. How to Train Your Dragon‘s new date currently has an untitled Pixar movie on it.

The new live-action How to Train Your Dragon is written and directed by three-time Oscar nominee Dean DeBlois, who has written and directed the entire Dragon trilogy based on the bestselling books series by Cressida Cowell. The new film will be produced by three-time Oscar nominee Marc Platt (La La LandBridge of Spies), DeBlois and Emmy winner Adam Siegel (2 GunsDrive).

The trio of animated Dragon movies have grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide and nabbed four Oscar noms, and a Golden Globe win for How to Train Your Dragon 2.

How to Train Your Dragon follows a hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons and becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself. The young lad learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Universal also announced today that it has an untitled event movie going on Wednesday, July 2, 2025.

There are several untitled holds by major studios across the 2024 calendar. It is yet to be seen whether those holds are real or whether they’re just temporary placeholders which will in and of themselves be moved.

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