How Dawson’s Creek Prepared Flash Co-Creator Greg Berlanti For The Batwoman Backlash

Before he co-created The Flash, Greg Berlanti was the series showrunner on the classic teen drama Dawson’s Creek. With more than 15 years having passed since the landmark series left the airwaves, Berlanti is opening up about how it helped him prepare for the backlash surrounding the casting of Ruby Rose as the Arrow-verse’s openly lesbian Batwoman. Addressing the matter head-on, Berlanti shared how handling reactions to Dawson’s Creek, came into play, saying:

Greg Berlanti’s past experiences on the teen drama have helped him navigate the road ahead and will undoubtedly continue to serve him well when it comes to divisive decisions. Berlanti’s comments (per THR) shed light on how he is handling the online reaction to Ruby Rose’s casting. The Arrow-verse extraordinaire’s comments offer a telling glimpse into how fan mail has progressed, as viewers are now able to relay their opinions on social media more directly, and some especially critical viewers certainly had a lot to say about Ruby Rose.

While Twitter can often be a barometer of where fans stand on certain storylines or casting decisions, Greg Berlanti is not letting it alter things. He is standing by his star. Batwoman will make her debut during the network’s annual Arrow-verse crossover. Once Ruby Rose has flexed her muscle in the highly-anticipated multi-series spanning event, she could end up headlining her own Batwoman spinoff.

After all, you do not introduce a character as major as Batwoman, and not consider giving her, her own show. Greg Berlanti expressed his optimism over Ruby Rose’s portrayal and viewers’ chance to see her play the part. Berlanti said:

The reaction that ensued following the announcement of Ruby Rose’s casting as Batwoman with some arguing she was not the right choice for the role is suspected to have contributed to her deciding to leave Twitter. Fans have a while longer to wait before Rose makes her much-anticipated debut as Batwoman. In a sign that she is set to knock it out of the park, Greg Berlanti shared his hope that people will tune in to see what everyone has been talking about and go from there.

Just in time for the holiday season, the Arrow-verse’s crossover event, which will herald the debut of Batwoman, will kick off on Sunday, December 9 at 8 p.m. ET with an episode of The Flash. The show that started it all a.k.a. Arrow will return for its seventh season on Monday, October 15 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. The Flash will speed by Arrow‘s debut, making its Season 5 bow on Tuesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET. They will not be the only series returning or premiering on the superhero-friendly network, this fall.

One Terminally Ill Fan Got An Early Look At Red Dead Redemption 2

While Rockstar is hard at work getting ready for the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 on Oct. 26, some members of the studio took a break from crunch in order to visit a terminally ill fan and give him a sneak peek at the game. This is the third such story to be reported in about as many weeks, each tale straddling the line between heartwarming and heartbreaking.

In this latest instance, Gamersnet (via Comicbook) is reporting that Red Dead Redemption fan Jurian received a special visit recently from members of team Rockstar. Jurian has been living with Type 2 Neurofibromatosis since 2014 and, according to the initial report, after fighting the disease for years, he’s “done now.”

Jurian’s family was aware of his love of Red Dead Redemption and the fact that he has been eagerly anticipating the upcoming sequel. A resident of the Netherlands, his family decided to reach out to the local Rockstar studio to see if there was any way Jurian could get his hands on the game a bit early. Once the team got the necessary clearances, members of Rockstar visited Jurian and spent a day with him, letting him check out the game. Apparently, this visit came within a week of the family first reaching out, which is a pretty amazing turnaround considering what was being asked.

For their part, Rockstar apparently never attempted to make this information public. It was Jurian who decided to reach out to the press, as he saw a similar story run online and wanted to make sure everyone knew what Rockstar did for him.

The story that inspired Jurian to share his own tale took place in late September, when Nintendo visited a terminally ill patient to let him get his hands on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate well in advance of its December launch. Series fan Chris Taylor reportedly noted on social media that he was afraid he would not be able to actually play the game and, once Nintendo caught word of the situation, they delivered a demo build of the game for Taylor and his friends to play for three hours. Similarly, it was Taylor who wanted to share his story with the world, as Nintendo has kept mum on the situation.

At about that same time, Bethesda visited a 12-year-old boy diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma to let him play Fallout 76 well in advance of the game’s launch. In this instance, Bethesda assistant director Matt Grandstaff and a couple other members of the team hit the road to visit the youngster, Wes, personally. Similar to the other stories, Bethesda was only able to let Wes play the game for a number of hours, but his parents said the impact was immeasurable. They also delivered a Power Armor helmet signed by studio head Todd Howard.

Bohemian Rhapsody Has Screened, Here’s What People Are Saying

The movie about Freddie Mercury and the band Queen won’t arrive for most of us for several weeks, but the movie has now screened for a select few. Considering how much people tend to like music in their movies, and how many people just love Queen, there are a lot of people who are likely very interested in hearing how good Bohemian Rhapsody actually is. Unfortunately, it’s somewhat hard to tell, because the early responses are all over the place.

Mike Ryan from Uproxx takes issue with the way the film portrays the lead singer while praising Rami Malek for the role, and also one very special cameo

Ryan goes on in a later tweet to say the third act of the movie “is not even close to accurate” which would seem to indicate that it doesn’t paint Mercury in a good light and that the rest of Queen, who was directly involved in the production, might be the reason that’s the case.

Eric Kohn from Indiewire had a similar response to Uproxx. He was clearly unimpressed by Bohemian Rhapsody overall. Although, he does call out one specific scene in the movie that was apparently quite impressive, the recreation of Queen’s famous Live Aid performance.

This is not to say that everybody has mixed feelings about Bohemian Rhapsody. Legion of Leia’s Jenna Busch is unequivocal in her love for the movie. She also specifically praises Rami Malek’s performance but also says the movie tells a great story and works really well as a concert film, which will likely be what makes the movie really work for many Queen fans.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the New York Times, who gives Bohemian Rhapsody one if its harshest responses. While Kyle Buchanan still has good things to say about Rami Malek, he’s not quite as complimentary as he appears, and the rest of the movie comes off even worse.

Claiming that Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury “with gusto” isn’t the same as saying he plays him well. It may mean that the actor gave the role his all, but it doesn’t mean that the end result is necessarily successful.

In the end, the most accurate response to Bohemian Rhapsody may have come from Indiewire’s Anne Thompson, who has correctly predicted that this film is going to get mixed reviews.

If the first batch of responses is true, then mixed reviews may very well be incoming. Of course, that doesn’t mean the movie won’t be a hit. Between the generally well regarded lead performance and what seems to be generally regarded appreciation for the use of Queen’s music, we could still very well see the movie draw in huge audiences.

How Kevin Hart Feels About Night School’s Reviews

Kevin Hart’s latest movie Night School sees the actor join a hilarious cast in a comedy about a group of misfits going to night school to earn their GEDs. Despite the premise and the comedic talent involved, however, critics haven’t found much to laugh at in the film. Reviews have been largely negative for the movie, and Night School currently sits at a decidedly rotten 28% on Rotten Tomatoes. You might think this would bother the film’s star, but for Kevin Hart it’s the fan’s opinions that matters most, as he recently explained:

Kevin Hart makes a great point. No matter the narrative around a film or any kind of negative buzz review-wise, the moviegoing audience, not the critics, are who determine a film’s success or failure, at least by some metrics. And in that regard Night School looks to be a success. The actor notes the film’s Cinemascore, which measures the opinions of real opening night audiences. The “A-” Night School received is a pretty good score that’s better than something like the similarly rotten Venom managed (it received a “B+”). That indicates that the audiences who saw it and were polled mostly enjoyed it.

Based on what Kevin Hart told Variety, he seems to judge his films based on the feedback he gets from fans because that’s the real target for the movies he makes. So that positive feedback he has received, either through the film’s CinemaScore, social media, or other avenues, helps him to not care about the bad reviews and be able to judge his work as successful with a different metric.

Those bad reviews from critics haven’t seemed to temper enthusiasm from audiences either. Night School debuted at number one at the box office, and through its second weekend it has already made $46.75 million domestically. So if you’re allowing the market to judge the film it seems to agree with Kevin Hart that there is a demand for that type of comedy. It should be noted that, though less scientific, Rotten Tomatoes’ Audience Score for Night School was less positive than the CinemaScore, and currently sits at 49%.

There is merit in being open to constructive criticism, but I can definitely see how from Kevin Hart’s point of view reading tons of articles and reviews about his movies isn’t something he wants to do. Especially before they come out. I imagine getting too consumed by that could be overwhelming and unhealthy. Perhaps he would be viewing Night School‘s bad reviews differently if he was seeing more negative feedback from audiences. In that instance audiences and critics would be in agreement, and perhaps he would have to concede a point or two.

Night School is now playing in theaters everywhere, and for what else is ahead be sure to check out our release schedule for the biggest movies you can look forward to this fall.

Outlander Season 4 Has Screened, Here’s What People Think

The “droughtlander” is about to be over, but for some fans it has already ended. The popular Starz series screened the first episode of its fourth season at New York Comic Con, and Outlander fans quickly took to Twitter to share their reactions about the season premiere. Suffice it to say they had strong ones, and, thankfully, for fans not fortunate enough to have seen the premiere yet, they shared their thoughts on the social media site. Here is how one fan reacted to the episode:

Throughout Twitter, reactions seemed to go from the positive to the utterly enthusiastic. Many cleverly used GIFs to drive the point home that the beginning of Season 4 handily met expectations, which was a mostly wordless way to convey an absolutely passionate response to the much-buzzed-about season opener. Check out this one:

Utilizing standing ovations from awards shows to visualize being blown away by something truly never gets old when it comes to expressing yourself online. Other thoughts shared by tweeters offered a slightly ominous take on Outlander‘s Season 4 debut with one hinting at rough moments ahead in Episode 1:

One Twitter user praised the way the Season 4 premiere got the show started while teasing quite the ending for the episode. Read their take below:

“Chills” is a rather gripping way to summate a viewing experience. Fans not lucky enough to have glimpsed the Season 4 premiere at New York Comic Con are closing in on a less than one month wait for the season to premiere on Starz. Outlander has not been shy about teasing its upcoming season for fans, and the series also gave them a look, and therefore a listen, to a revamped rendition of its opening title and theme song.

The upcoming installment of the costume drama is set to shake things up a bit with Claire undergoing a major change in Season 4. There is also the issue of Frank, who utters the final line in the Season 4 trailer, with a huge meeting also set to take place. So, there is a lot for Outlander fans to look forward to as their anticipation for the premiere is about to pay off.

The reactions from the season opener which were shared on social media seem to hint at what should be a fan-pleasing beginning to the latest chapter in the drama. Already renewed for a fifth and sixth season, Starz is going all in on the popular series. The fourth season will adapt Diana Gabaldon’s fourth book in the Outlander series, Drums of Autumn, so the beat is about to go on.

The fourth season of Outlander premieres Sunday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET on Starz. While you await the return of the time-traveling romantic drama, there are a lot of other fall premieres ready to keep you entertained.

David Harbour Will Marry Two Fans As Hellboy If Enough People Share His Tweet

Thanks to the internet, fans and celebrities have the opportunity to interact in a wide variety of ways – and while a good solid chunk of that has communication been ridiculously poisonous, there is some great positivity that can result as well. In fact, one great display of this is currently active, as there is an on-going campaign trying to get actor David Harbour to officiate a wedding between two fans in full Hellboy makeup.

This all started in late September when Spencer Perry, Executive Editor at ComingSoon.net (and, in full disclosure, a personal friend) reached out to David Harbour on social media. He and his fiancee Carly Lane, Contributing Editor at SYFY Wire, are currently planning their wedding for early 2019, and given that they are both huge Hellboy fans, they thought it might be nice for the event to feature Harbour’s presence (as he is starring in next year’s Hellboy movie).

This weekend Harbour confirmed that he would do it, provided that his message on Twitter received enough attention from fans. Specifically, if his single Tweet gets 666,000 retweets, he will dress up as the red half-demon and officiate the ceremony

There is a fun extra twist to this, though, and it makes it seem like the whole thing is going to happen. While 666,000 retweets is a lot, David Harbour said that he would bring the number down to 166,000 retweets provided that the ceremony would also feature a poetry reading by Mike Mignola – the man responsible for Hellboy’s creation. That wish was granted by Mignola yesterday with a Tweet of his own:

At the time that this article is being written the post still has some distance to go still, standing at about 22,700 – which means that it has about 143,300 retweets to go. That is far from an insurmountable number, however, particularly when you consider that the post only went live two days ago. The wedding is being planned for March, so there is still plenty of time for the Tweet to hit the magic number – and if it does I’m sure we’ll all be treated to some of the greatest wedding photos of all time. Fingers are tightly crossed that this whole thing works out.

As for David Harbour’s Hellboy movie, the film was originally scheduled to come on on January 11, 2019, but late last month it got pushed to April 12, 2019. The movie is a reboot of the Guillermo del Toro films, directed by Neil Marshall, and features a cast that includes not only David Harbour, but Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, and more. Because of the release date change we’re not entirely sure right now when we’re actually going to see our first footage from the film, and specifically Harbour in action as the titular hero, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer.

For all of the latest news and updates about Hellboy, as well as this Hellboy-themed wedding, stay tuned here on CinemaBlend – and to see all of the releases set to hit theaters next year, be sure to check out our 2019 Release Calendar.

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Why Star Trek Vet Wil Wheaton Is Totally Down To Join Patrick Stewart’s Picard Show

Patrick Stewart’s new Star Trek series has already created a lot of buzz, with many long-time fans wondering how the new project will tie into his past work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Fans have also been wondering if other veteran actors from the beloved Trek series or any other franchise shows are set to make appearances as well, and former TNG actor Wil Wheaton has revealed he’s definitely down to return if asked.

A recurring actor on CBS’ hit The Big Bang Theory, Wil Wheaton made it absolutely clear that he is wholly up to sign on for CBS All Access’ upcoming Picard TV series if asked. He would presumably to return to his former role of Wesley Crusher, but the writers could always change things up to spin him into a different character.

It’s certainly possible within the character’s presently known story that Wesley Crusher could appear in this new Picard series. Wesley was spotted in 2379 in a junior-grade lieutenant’s dress uniform in Star Trek: Nemesis, which is as far as the character’s known history has gone at this point. If this new series involves Starfleet, one could imagine Wesley will make an appearance. That’s a big “if,” however, since Patrick Stewart has hinted the captain’s days in command could be long over when fans see him again. Still, one would think he’d maintain his friendships with past comrades.

Wil Wheaton probably isn’t alone in having enthusiasm for Patrick Stewart’s big franchise return. He took things one step further and announced that he believes other former cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation would also jump on board without question, if only out of love for the original series. This might be why many former cast members reunited with Patrick Stewart for dinner recently, perhaps hoping to hear about parts for them to play in this new adventure.

Unfortunately, Wil Wheaton wasn’t at that dinner, which may be why the actor isn’t overly optimistic about reprising the role of Wesley Crusher. The actor prefaced his previous comment, which was brimming with hope and optimism, by telling the Baltimore Comic-Con audience (via Comicbook.com) he doesn’t think he’ll be asked to return:

Wil Wheaton’s statement makes it sound as though he knows something he can’t necessarily reveal to the audience. Even if the Star Trek-loving Wheaton was denied an invitation to Patrick Stewart’s possible “Will you be in my new show?” dinner, his on-screen mother Gates McFadden was there. If Dr. Beverly Crusher would appear in a new Picard series, it seems more than likely that Wesley would surface, unless something happened to the character down the road. Maybe Wil Wheaton was told something happened to Wesley!

CBS All Access’ new Star Trek adventure with Jean-Luc Picard is still in the works, but Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is scheduled to premiere in 2019. For a look at all television arriving sooner than that, visit our fall premiere guide.

Star Trek Discovery Fans Have Theories About The Season 2 Trailer’s Red Angel

The latest Season 2 trailer for Star Trek: Discovery has people talking, and not just about Ethan Peck’s sexy bearded Spock. Folks are working up theories as to the identity of the “Red Angel” and speculating it’s not an angel, but rather a race fans are familiar with. Some are convinced this angel is actually an Iconian, and they’re using a video game and some potential breadcrumbs from the series as evidence.

One would imagine the clear visuals on the computer screen in the latest Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 trailer would’ve confirmed this, but Iconians have never physically appeared in a Star Trek series. While only mentioned by name in shows, the beings are the main villains of the video game Star Trek Online and do bear some resemblance to the figure shown in quick flashes in the trailer. It’s unknown, however, whether Star Trek Online‘s design of the Iconians is actually canon or just a design they made up to put a face to the mythical species for the game. Therefore, some are dismissing the game as evidence unless something comes from Star Trek: Discovery staff confirming that the game’s character design of Iconians are legit.

Star Trek: Discovery made a couple of mentions of the Iconians in Season 1, although they were the kind of references only eagle-eyed viewers would scope out. One mention came in the form of a tactical map seen in “Choose Your Pain,” and the Iconian territory was marked off on a star chart in the episode “Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad.” This could’ve been the CBS All Access series laying the groundwork for Season 2, or it could be just another Star Trek series making mention of a long-gone ancient civilization.

The Iconians were believed to be wiped out 200,000 years ago by orbital bombardment. Known as the “Demons of Air and Darkness,” they could travel to planets far away instantly without the need for a starship thanks to advanced gateway technology. In the timeline of Star Trek: Discovery the Iconians are still widely believed to be a myth, but with the homeworld of Iconia being discovered in Star Trek: The Next Generation, it’s clear they were real.

So, is it possible the Red Angel is an Iconian who survived the destruction of the species? The seven red bursts the Discovery crew is seeking out in Season 2 could be signatures left behind by that advanced gateway technology, which would make sense. The signals, which Captain Christopher Pike confirms in the previous trailer, are 30,000 light years away. Distance doesn’t appear to be an issue when it comes to the Iconians’ tech, which means one Red Angel could seemingly hop across the galaxy to create that message via gateways. That’s assuming, of course, that there’s only one angel floating about in the upcoming season, and that others aren’t in on this big message.

As to what message the Iconians would wish to send, or how it all relates to sexy bearded Spock we can only guess. The Iconians were believed to be conquerors and are the main antagonists of Star Trek Online, but the supposed Iconian Michael Burnham saw once before didn’t seem to be aggressive. Burnham even mentioned in the trailer she had an “unmistakable feeling everything was going to be alright,” during the encounter, which would appear to mean this creature is nonviolent. With the species’ future possibly in jeopardy, is it possible this signal and Spock’s vision could be a cry for help that the Vulcan recognized and tried to answer?

Is a theory like this plausible in the world of Star Trek: Discovery? It’s certainly possible, as this wouldn’t be the first time some previously unknown information or advanced tech has fallen in the lap of Discovery well before its time. The series was able to introduce the “spore drive” and its warp jumping abilities despite it not existing in Star Trek shows that happened down the chronological timeline. If the Iconians are discovered by the Federation now, odds are Burnham, Captain Pike, and the rest of the Discovery crew can keep it an off-the-books secret until the civilization is rediscovered decades later in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

There is some skepticism with the Iconian theory. Again, many who take issue with it point to the fact that Star Trek Online‘s interpretation of Iconians is not confirmed canon, so people shouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet. After all, it’s very easy to make that connection and start making sense of things when we’re not even sure the Red Angel is connected to those red bursts happening around the galaxy. It’s possible those could be two entirely separate storylines in Star Trek: Discovery, and this creature Spock is searching for has nothing to do with the signals.

One thing no amount of Iconian theorizing can explain is how this angel managed to be seen by both Spock and Burnham. If this is a rare species, what are the odds that siblings (who aren’t actually related) would happen to witness them at separate times in their lives? Early reports about Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 mentioned that the series will dive into spirituality, so it’s possible this creature is, in some way, connected to someone from their shared past. These reports came prior to Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts being ousted as showrunners, however, so it’s unknown whether or not the story has been tweaked or changed any since their exit.

There haven’t been many other theories posed about the Red Angel ahead of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, but there have been a couple worth mentioning about the red bursts. Some think the bursts are tied to the “red matter” from the J.J. Abrams Star Trek films, while others have speculated the bursts are just a trap laid by the Romulans. All we know so far is that there are various red things appearing across the galaxy, and that Christopher Pike and the Discovery crew intend to get to the bottom of it.

Star Trek: Discovery returns to CBS All Access for Season 2 in 2019. Many shows are coming back to television before that, so be sure to head over to our fall premiere guide and see what’s on the way.

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One Star Trek Vet Is Totally Down To Join Patrick Stewart’s Picard Show

Patrick Stewart’s new Star Trek series has already created a lot of buzz, with many long-time fans wondering how the new project will tie into his past work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Fans have also been wondering if other veteran actors from the beloved Trek series or any other franchise shows are set to make appearances as well, and former TNG actor Wil Wheaton has revealed he’s definitely down to return if asked.

A recurring actor on CBS’ hit The Big Bang Theory, Wil Wheaton made it absolutely clear that he is wholly up to sign on for CBS All Access’ upcoming Picard TV series if asked. He would presumably to return to his former role of Wesley Crusher, but the writers could always change things up to spin him into a different character.

It’s certainly possible within the character’s presently known story that Wesley Crusher could appear in this new Picard series. Wesley was spotted in 2379 in a junior-grade lieutenant’s dress uniform in Star Trek: Nemesis, which is as far as the character’s known history has gone at this point. If this new series involves Starfleet, one could imagine Wesley will make an appearance. That’s a big “if,” however, since Patrick Stewart has hinted the captain’s days in command could be long over when fans see him again. Still, one would think he’d maintain his friendships with past comrades.

Wil Wheaton probably isn’t alone in having enthusiasm for Patrick Stewart’s big franchise return. He took things one step further and announced that he believes other former cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation would also jump on board without question, if only out of love for the original series. This might be why many former cast members reunited with Patrick Stewart for dinner recently, perhaps hoping to hear about parts for them to play in this new adventure.

Unfortunately, Wil Wheaton wasn’t at that dinner, which may be why the actor isn’t overly optimistic about reprising the role of Wesley Crusher. The actor prefaced his previous comment, which was brimming with hope and optimism, by telling the Baltimore Comic-Con audience (via Comicbook.com) he doesn’t think he’ll be asked to return:

Wil Wheaton’s statement makes it sound as though he knows something he can’t necessarily reveal to the audience. Even if the Star Trek-loving Wheaton was denied an invitation to Patrick Stewart’s possible “Will you be in my new show?” dinner, his on-screen mother Gates McFadden was there. If Dr. Beverly Crusher would appear in a new Picard series, it seems more than likely that Wesley would surface, unless something happened to the character down the road. Maybe Wil Wheaton was told something happened to Wesley!

CBS All Access’ new Star Trek adventure with Jean-Luc Picard is still in the works, but Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is scheduled to premiere in 2019. For a look at all television arriving sooner than that, visit our fall premiere guide.

New How To Train Your Dragon 3 Clip Is Exciting And Beautiful

Next year, Dreamworks Animation has the chance to put a bow on the How to Train Your Dragon series and cement it as one of cinema’s great trilogies. What we’ve seen so far indicates that this final chapter will bring everything to a satisfying conclusion. Now we have another look at the film thanks to a new clip that premiered at New York Comic Con over the weekend. Check out the exciting and beautiful clip from How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World below:

Although short, this gorgeous How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World clip gives you everything you expect from this series, and even without seeing any other footage it’s enough to sell you on the movie. This whole series has been a visual feast and that looks to continue in this third film. Everything from the simple beauty of the sunset to the magnificence of the dragons’ home teases a film that you want to live in and explore.

If you were laboring under the delusion that you were going to make it through this movie without tearing up, this clip throws that right out the window. This _How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World preview _really hammers home the emotion and how this film will bring this journey to a close. That’s exciting, and you get an epic and emotional feel from the whole thing.

Like many great stories, with the end in sigh, this clip looks back to the beginning. We see Hiccup as a baby, being held by his father, Stoick the Vast, who died a Viking’s death in the last film. The relationship between Hiccup and Stoick is one of the central relationships in this trilogy, so it is cool to reflect on when Hiccup was a kid now that the end is in sight.

Stoick’s narration also speaks to the overarching narrative and themes of this saga. Hiccup’s destiny, to establish peace and understanding between different species, should finally be realized in this film. That peace all started with the beautiful friendship between Hiccup and Toothless that is central to the How to Train Your Dragon films. It is clear that The Hidden World will not forget that. The sun looks to set on the past and rise on a beautiful new world for these characters.

Personally, I don’t need to see anymore; I’m sold. But I’m not going to say no to more trailers either, and it looks like another one is on the way. The clip lets us know that a new trailer for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is on the way and will arrive on October 25th, so be sure to be on the lookout here on CinemaBlend.

As for the full film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World flies in to theaters on February 22, 2019. For all of the biggest movies coming to theaters next year, check out our 2019 release schedule.