'How to Train Your Dragon 3' Release Date Pushed Back by Universal

The third installment of the 'How to Train Your Dragon' movie series is no longer in the spring slot of 2018 as it's postponed nearly a year to 2019.

AceShowbiz - Universal has postponed the release date of "How to Train Your Dragon 3" for nearly a year. The studio has announced that the third installment of the "How to Train Your Dragon" movie franchise will no longer arrive in U.S. theaters on May 18, 2018 as it's moved to March 1, 2019.

With its new release date, the DreamWorks Animation movie will be up against Disney/Marvel's first female-centric superhero flick "Captain Marvel" and Warner Bros.' "Godzilla 2". The two big projects are among the movies set to open in March 2019.

No information is available regarding the start date of "How to Train Your Dragon 3", but it will see the return of Dean DeBlois as the director. The returning voice cast includes Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Djimon Hounsou, T.J. Miller, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig.

Universal also announces a release date for Oriental DreamWorks' "Everest". The Tim Johnson-directed comedy adventure flick is set for a September 27, 2019 release. It follows a group of young misfits who find a Yeti named Everest and try to return him to his family at one of the highest points on earth.

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