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A decade ago we were introduced to a puny Viking kid and the adorable dragon he befriends. The first film introducing the city of Berk and its inhabitants came out in 2010 followed by a 2014 flick that only made our heart grow fonder or the franchise. And now, Universal Pictures is all set to release How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Toothless and Hiccup are making a comeback and we can’t wait to see them on screen again. The coming of age story does a wonderful job of combining themes of comradery, community, parent-child relationships and unlikely bonds. From the makers of Lilo and Stitch, we are getting yet another wholesome tale. With the movie releasing soon, we are geeking out on the film series, retracing the story and the events that leads up to the up-coming ending.

It’s time to hit refresh and do a quick walkthrough of all the things that happened in the first two films and all the things we know about the latest film of the series. Here’s what’s brewing in the fandom:

Where it all began

The story starts off in Berk, a beautiful Viking village that is constantly under threat of dragon attacks. Hiccup, a child Viking who is picked on for being too frail creates nerdy inventions and one of them manages to trap a dragon. Not just any dragon but the rarest one: Night Fury.

An iconic friendship

Toothless has a crippled tail and unable to kill him, Hiccup takes a liking to the dragon. Going against Viking nature, he fixes up a prosthetic tail which helps the little dragon fly. They become best friends and go on awesome adventures together. Word spreads and other dragon riders assemble, getting their own dragon pals.

A mighty foe that unites man and dragon

Man and dragon must get together against a common enemy, Red Death, a dragon who kills his own kind if they don’t bring back livestock from the Viking village. Hiccup and Toothless defeat this boss-level dragon and win peace and harmony for both Viking and fire-spitting dragon folk.

The Star-Wars inspired expansion of the dragon universe

The Vikings universe got an expansion in the second film. The five-year leap gave fans a Star Wars (Empire) inspired universe filled with dragon races and ranches. At this point, Hiccup is also tasked with deciding if he wants to follow his father’s footsteps and become the chief of his village. Here a dark twist comes up when Toothless is given an order to kill Hiccup.

The Dragon Utopia

The conflict is broken with Toothless and Hiccup becoming friends again as Toothless comes through. Together, they rebuild a Dragon Utopia and peace is restored. Hiccup is hailed as the new leader. That’s where the film closes, leaving a host of future adventures open for the next film. How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World will take us further in a new horizon filled with mystery and beauty.

We are intrigued to see what the new world holds and how the story arcs will progress. Here’s what we’re looking forward to:

The Dragon Riders’ Evolution

I personally cannot wait to see the characters’ evolution. Every character, including the dragons of the franchise have a unique, quirky set of traits that make them special. It will be interesting to see how they have grown and changed through the course of the years.

Toothless gets a cute new love-interest

Most important development of all, Toothless is getting a girlfriend. The trailer teases ‘Light Fury’, a stunning white dragon who will be Toothless’ cute new counterpart. It’s already the most anticipated part of the film and the best love-story to ever unfold on screen.

A Mysterious World

In the visually mesmerizing peek into the unexplored territory, fans have a lot to look forward to. Exploration is going to be a heavy theme and that’s where Dreamwork’s stellar animation will come into play, giving life to fresh terrains. We’re looking forward to new dragons, new friends and new lands to be unveiled in the film that drops in just a few weeks.

Universal Pictures’ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World releases on March 21, 2019.