The adventures of Hiccup and Toothless in the first How to Train Your Dragon film, were the stuff of legend. I’ve always loved fantasy and dragons, and the film played to the kid in me and made me beg for more adventures. Luckily, Dreamworks listened to my pleas and are making a sequel.

Today, I’m happy to share our first look at Valka, who will be played by Cate Blanchett. She’s a character that director, Dean DeBois, describes as

“Somebody living with the animals and learning to communicate with them in non-verbal ways and becoming much like a dragon herself,” and “Her years of isolation and dealing with nothing but dragons and being very sympathetic to them has made her very distrusting of humans.” Valka flies around on “Cloudjumper” who “has owl mannerisms and a second set of wings under his main ones that ‘can actually splay and become an X-wing’.”


I can’t wait to see how she interacts with the rest of the gang next June. Hopefully we’ll be seeing a full length trailer soon, and we’ll make sure to share it with all you Towelites. Stay Tuned for more How to Train Your Dragon 2 news as it comes here to DFAT!

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is directed by Dean DeBois and stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard ButlerKit HaringtonCraig FergusonAmerica FerreraJonah HillChristopher Mintz-PlasseT.J. MillerDjimon Hounsou, and Kristen Wiig. The film is due out June 13th, 2014.