Jonah Hill & Jay Baruchel Pose With Toothless At 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Premiere
How To Train Your Dragon 2’s Los Angeles premiere took place Sunday night in Westwood, Calif., where the film’s voice actors – including Jay Baruchel and Jonah Hill – turned up to celebrate.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Premiere
Baruchel, who voices the main character of Hiccup, and Hill, who voices Snotlout, posed alongside a reproduction of Toothless as well as a bunch of young fans decked out in Viking hats on the red carpet. The premiere was an intentionally fun and lighthearted affair, which tried to recreate the magic of the Isle of Berk.
"It's incredible to finally be here," writer and director Dean DeBlois told The Hollywood Reporter of the premiere. "When times get tough and you're in the middle of making the movie, you sort of mentally take a journey to the red carpet premiere and imagine it all being done. I don't think there could be a happier moment for the whole crew — for all 400 people — to be here and have the film feel this uncompromised and hopefully as fresh and emotional and exciting as we wanted it to be."
In the sequel, Hiccup will need Toothless and his tribe, which he’s taken over for his father, to save the Isle of Berk’s dragons from new villain Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou). Hiccup, who previously didn’t think he had what it took to be a Viking warrior, will have to give his tribe and dragon a reason to stick with him in the height of battle.
In addition to Baruchel, Hill and Djimon, fellow castmembers Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Kit Harington and Craig Ferguson attended the Los Angeles premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be in wide release June 13.