This is our first look at the character Cate Blannchett voices in DreamWorks Animation's highly anticipated sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2.
She plays Valka, "a maverick Dragon Rider who lives as a recluse in the Arcticand becomes a mentor of sorts to the young Viking hero of the first movie, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel)." When talking about the character, Dean DeBlois explains,
"Somebody living with the animals and learning to communicate with them in non-verbal ways and becoming much like a dragon herself.
"Her years of isolation and dealing with nothing but dragons and being very sympathetic to them has made her very distrusting of humans.
"Valka's life is not only learning about all (the dragons') secrets and ways and living among them, but also playing among them," he adds. "That's part of what she can show Hiccup, things he's never known about dragon behavior.''
As far as the story goes, we've got a few more details, it "checks in with Hiccup and his dragon pal, Toothless, five years after he brought humans and dragons together on the island of Berk.
"An outsider who's now the village hero, Hiccup is on the verge of adulthood, with his chieftain father, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), grooming him for responsibility. But he'd rather embrace what's left of his carefree childhood.
"Hiccup's sense of adventure drives him to explore the world past Berk, and he and Toothless travel to the Arctic and stumble upon Valka, a vigilante who is springing dragons from traps and hiding them in a refuge away from the villainous dragon hunter Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) and his No. 2, Eret (Kit Harington)."
Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are also all set to reprise their roles in the film. The movie is set to be released on June 13th, 2014!