Despite two previous successful movies training dragons, DreamWorks and Universal Pictures has decided to hold back the third offspring in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise for another year. The latest addition to the animated series will now debut March 1, 2019, instead of May 18, 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter*. That means five years will have passed since the last time Hiccup the Viking and his dragon Toothless returned to theaters with 2014’s How to Train Your Dragon 2. While THR did not give an official explanation for the delay, we can only assume that the animators have been tormented by trying to revamp their cute fire-breathers to make Vulture’s Movie and TV Dragons Hot or Not list.
*This post originally misstated the film’s new release date.