ByMatthew Chapman, writer at Creators.co
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Matthew Chapman

It's been six years since we were introduced to the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and Toothless, and two long years since we've last seen them on the big screen!

Hiccup and Toothless.
Hiccup and Toothless.

The third - and more than likely final - movie was due to be released on June 29th, 2018 but has now been pushed forward into the space recently vacated when Warner Bros pushed The LEGO Movie 2 back.

How To Train Your Dragon 3 will now be released on May 18, 2018!

So now that we have under two years to wait until we see our fiery friends on the big screen again and while that might feel like forever, we can only hope the team is doing everything they can to make it as awesome as the first two films!

Until then, let's have a look at what the cast has been doing since the first film?

Jay Baruchel (Hiccup)

Jay Baruchel (Hiccup)
Jay Baruchel (Hiccup)

Aside from his work as Hiccup in the movies and the multiple TV shows based on the movies, Jay Baruchel has starred in the likes of She's Out of My League, This Is The End and Robocop as well as writing, producing and starring in Goon.

Baruchel can also be seen as Josh Greenberg on the FXX series, Man Seeking Woman, which just finished its second season and is now working on Goon: Last of the Enforcers, which he returns as a writer, star and this time, director too!

America Ferrera (Astrid)

America Ferrera (Astrid)
America Ferrera (Astrid)

Probably best known for her Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy role as Betty Suarez on Ugly Betty, America Ferrera also appeared in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Lords of Dogtown, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and most recently in Ricky Gervais' Netflix original movie, Special Correspondents, as well as the new series, Superstore.

Much like fellow stars, Natalie Portman and Emma Watson, America Ferrera also continued a college education while acting and in 2013, graduated from the the University of Southern California - the same place she met her husband - with a bachelor's degree in International relations.

Gerard Butler (Stoick)

Gerard Butler (Stoick)
Gerard Butler (Stoick)

With his first big role in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Butler has gone onto to star in heaps on films, most of them kick-ass action films and a few rom-coms in there too, but was most recently seen in this years all-star sequel, Olympus Has Fallen, and the not-so-well-recieved, Gods of Egypt.

Gerard Butler can be seen in the upcoming films Hunter Killer, Den of Thieves, The Headhunter's Calling and Geostorm.

Cate Blanchett (Valka)

Cate Blanchett (Valka)
Cate Blanchett (Valka)

Making her first appearance in the second film, Cate Blanchett has plenty of acting credits to her name, both Australian and American, such as The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Trilogies, Hanna, The Monuments Men, Cinderella, Carol, and Truth.

Cate Blanchett was most recently nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role in Carol - she missed out - but already has 2 Oscars (The Aviator & Blue Jasmine), 3 Golden Globes (Elizabeth, I'm Not There & Blue Jasmine) and 3 BAFTAs (Elizabeth, The Aviator & Blue Jasmine) under her belt.

Blanchett is currently in Australia filming Thor: Ragnarok and is also rumoured to star in Ocean's Ocho, the all female Ocean's 11 remake.

Craig Ferguson (Gobber)

Craig Ferguson (Gobber)
Craig Ferguson (Gobber)

Best known for his talk show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Ferguson has also starred in and voiced plenty of roles but his most recent has been in the Lisa Kudrow all-star show, Web Therapy and a multi-episode role on Hot in Cleveland.

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson is his new show where Craig and a panel of guests get together to debate a range of things including biggest presidential campaign flop and which invention was history's greatest game-changer.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs)

Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs)

Getting his big break in Superbad, Christopher Mintz-Plasse has gone on to star in roles such as ParaNorman, Pitch Perfect, This Is The End, Kick-Ass 2, Neighbors, Flaked, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and will be appearing in The Masterpiece, Trolls and The Great Indoors.

Mintz-Plasse has also returned to the role of Fishlegs multiple times since the first movie, including the short movies and even the current show, Race to the Edge.

Jonah Hill (Snotlout)

Jonah Hill (Snotlout)
Jonah Hill (Snotlout)

Jonah Hill has his first role in 2004 on I Heart Huckabees, it wasn't long before Hill joined the ranks of the Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg comedy posse with roles in Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Funny People and This Is The End.

Jonah Hill was nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA and an Oscar for his serious role in Moneyball as well as an Oscar nomination for The Wolf of Wall Street.

Coming up next for Hill is Sausage Party, War Dogs and MIB 23, the Men in Black and 21 Jump Street crossover.

Kristen Wiig (Ruffnut)

Kristen Wiig (Ruffnut)
Kristen Wiig (Ruffnut)

Starting out on Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig is just getting bigger with roles in the likes of MacGruber, Despicable Me, Paul, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Welcome to Me, The Martian and Zoolander 2.

One of her biggest roles would have to be Bridesmaids, which she starred, wrote and co-produced - earning her a Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination.

Next up for Kristen Wiig is Sausage Party, Ghostbusters, Masterminds and Downsizing, appearing again with Matt Damon.

T.J. Miller (Tuffnut)

T.J. Miller (Tuffnut)
T.J. Miller (Tuffnut)

We first saw T.J. Miller on our screen in Cloverfield but it would have to be his recent role as Weasel in Deadpool that has got him the most attention as well as the HBO comedy, Silicon Valley.

Miller will next star in the upcoming Office Christmas Party, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, alongside HTTYD co-star - Jay Baruchel - and Ready Player One. Although not confirmed, he will also most likely return for Deadpool 2.

These two films have to be some of my all-time favourite films! As well as an amazing story, they show the same, if not better, meticulous detail to their animation as Disney does with their films, including the scales and scars on Toothless and even the stubble on Hiccups chin!

If you are like me; impatient and eagerly awaiting 2018, aside from the books and the comics, Netflix also has two seasons of Dragons: Race To The Edge streaming now.

What do you think of the How to Train Your Dragon movies? Will you be heading to the cinema on opening day too?

(Source: ComicBook.com and IMDb)