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A Look at Cate Blanchett’s Character In How To Train Your Dragon 2

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I don’t know if I’m more excited for How to Train Your Dragon 2 or my 6 year old son is. But, I’m loving these sneak peak images.

She’s named Valka, “a maverick Dragon Rider who lives as a recluse in the Arctic and becomes a mentor of sorts to the young Viking hero of the first movie, Hiccup,” reports USA Today.

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The first film was fantastic so definitely looking forward to this one, but the most interesting part of this story is how director Dean DeBlois asked Blanchett to be in his sequel when he ran into her at the Oscars in 2011. The director recalls:

She was just standing there, and I said, ‘I’ve written a part for you in How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ You have to seize those opportunities when they present themselves.

The new tale following Hiccup and his pet dragon Toothless picks up five years after the events of the original and will be released on June 13, 2014. Since the show on Cartoon Network picks up right after the first movie, we’re not sure how much continuity there will be between the show on Cartoon Network Dragons: Defenders of Berk but if how the season has been progressing and the more militaristic armor/look of the characters in How to Train Your Dragon 2, I’m assuming The Outcasts and The Berserkers are going to be taking Berk to task. I would like to thank my 6 year old for having me watch so much of the show that I could make that statement.

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