'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Gains Musician Jonsi & More Voice Cast
by Ethan Anderton
July 18, 2013
In 2011, Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi brought his musical talents to the big screen by scoring the sappy but charming family film We Bought a Zoo from director Cameron Crowe. The composer will reteam with Crowe on his next film, but in the meantime, Jonsi will also be lending his music to the animation world. DreamWorks Animation held a small filmmaker panel at Comic-Con today, and director Dean DuBois revealed that Jonsi will be working with John Powell, who worked on the music for the original film, and write three songs for How to Train Your Dragon 2, just like his Sticks and Stones track on the first film.
But that's not all the good news for the DWA sequel. The voice cast already includes returning cast members Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig, with one new voice coming from Kit Harrington ("Game of Thrones"). In addition Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou have also been added to the cast. Blanchett will voice Valka, a human who rescues dragons caught in traps. Meanwhile Hounsou is playing a maniac named Drago Bludvist (maybe a villain?) and Harrington will voice a dragon trapper named Eret. How to Train Your Dragon 2 arrives on June 20th, 2014, and How to Train Your Dragon 3 has a date of June 18th 2016.