Gerard Butler Reprising ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Role for Live-Action Remake

January 5, 2024 | How to Train Your Dragon (Live Action) News

He joins new stars Mason Thames and Nico Parker.

Gerard Butler is returning to the How to Train Your Dragon fold, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actor will reprise the father role of Stoick the Vast in the live-action remake that hails from original co-director Dean DeBlois.

The Black Phone‘s Mason Thames and The Last of Us‘ Nico Parker are leading the project, playing Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel in the original) and Astrid (America Ferrera), respectively. Universal has set a June 13, 2025 date for the project.

The original DreamWorks Animation trilogy was based on the books by Cressida Cowell, and told the story of a viking boy and his dragon, Toothless. The trilogy was released from 2010-19 and grossed more than $1.6 billion globally.

Marc Platt is producing via Marc Platt Productions alongside Adam Siegel, president of Platt’s banner. Lexi Barta is overseeing for Universal.

Butler broke out with the 2006 feature 300 and recently led the Lionsgate actioner Plane and the CIA thriller Kandahar. He is repped by Alan Siegel Entertainment and CAA.

Deadline first reported the news.

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