Exclusive: Jay Baruchel on the strong story of How to Train Your Dragon 3

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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The weekly JoBlo Movie Show Podcast is home to the discussion of the latest movie news, reviews and more, but oftentimes we'll also be fortunate enough to have a guest on-hand to talk up their latest work. Earlier this morning we spoke with actor/director Jay Baruchel about his work on GOON: THE LAST OF THE ENFORCERS, the George Miller JUSTICE LEAGUE movie that never happened, and of course, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3. Jay was reluctant to discuss Hiccup's age or whether or not we would finally see some more Night Furies, but he did offer up a few tidbits regarding his thoughts on the story and its progress. Check it out!

Jay Baruchel on the progress of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3:

I've already done a number of recording sessions for that one. Once every 2-4 months I will work for 2 hours and then that happens over the course of 3 years and then before I know it I'm at Cannes with a movie that people are like, 'You don't understand! This movie is the most important thing in the world to me!' I felt like I fell ass-backwards into STAR WARS! It's really cool. We're well on the way to doing it. They take a lot of time to make so I don't know when it's coming, exactly.

Regarding the story of the new film:

I'm not allowed to say anything. This is what I'll say, and for whatever it's worth I do swear that this is not just promo nonsense. It's by far, the strongest of the stories (of the 3). It's the movie that the series requires and deserves and it's the rightful third chapter or third act, I should say. I don't think anybody will be disappointed.

It was an absolute pleasure speaking with Baruchel and and while you can listen to the man himself on next week's episode of the JoBlo Movie Show Podcast, I can tell you that he has a wealth of interesting information and anecdotes. In terms of actors who also write and direct, Baruchel is the real deal. Check back here next Friday and listen for yourself!

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3 is scheduled to open in theaters on March 1, 2019.

Source: JoBlo

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