BY: Rohn Romulo
Even though he joined the How to Train Your Dragon series in the second film, Kit Harington has become as much a member of the Dragon family as any other.
Harington’s character, Eret, Son of Eret, one of the bad guys in 2014’s How to Train Your Dragon 2, is proof positive that anyone can change. “Eret has gone from being a nemesis to Hiccup who traps dragons to a man with a good heart trying to protect his men,” says the actor about his character’s evolution. “What we learned with Eret is that, through education, an angry young person’s good essence can be shaped into treating his fellow creatures better. This series has a lot to say about how we treat those creatures in the world around us.”
Discussing his hope for audiences’ experience with The Hidden World, the final film in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, Harington says: “I hope they get a sense of warm closure from this amazing journey that we’ve all gone through with these characters. Hopefully, it leaves those people who’ve been watching since the first film with a sense of satisfaction from growing up with these characters. And people coming new to it, if they’re watching the third film and haven’t seen the first two, then you’ve got a great well of discovery ahead of you.”
Asked in a recent interview with Insider what it is about dragons he seems to be drawn to, Harington, most popular for his role as fan favorite Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, said, “I don’t know why I keep being put in movies with them, but I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve loved it.” Of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, he said, “This is like a more family-friendly version of Game of Thrones, with dragons and all… They’re wonderful, the dragons in this film. They’re varied and brilliant, and fun and funny. It’s great.”
About How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown… and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destinies are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together — to the very ends of the Earth — to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.
For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast led by Jay Baruchel (This Is the End), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Cate Blanchett (The House with a Clock in Its Walls,Thor: Ragnarok), Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves, Geostorm), Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters), Craig Ferguson (Doc Martin), and F. Murray Abraham (Homeland) as the villain Grimmel.
Now showing in Philippine cinemas, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.