how-to-train-your-dragon-2During the DreamWorks Animation panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, it was announced that Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi will contribute three new compositions, including direct collaborations with composer John Powell, to the studio’s upcoming animated film sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2. It was also confirmed that Powell will return to compose the score following his Oscar-nominated work on the 2010 original film. The sequel is directed by Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch) and features the voice talent of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. They are joined by newcomers to the series, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou and Kit Harrington. The movie is set five years after the original film and follows Hiccup and Toothless as they discover a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider. Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story) returns as a producer and Chris Sanders (The Croods) who co-directed the 2010 film will also serve as an executive producer. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is set to be released on June 20, 2014 by 20th Century Fox. (via Deadline)

  1. Teddy B says:

    Thank goodness Powell is back. He dropped off the face of the earth last year. Hope all is well!