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See who’s playing who in the “How to Train Your Dragon ”live-action film

See who’s playing who in the “How to Train Your Dragon ”live-action film

Gerard Butler, Nick Frost, and more are putting on their viking caps for the live-action remake of the DreamWorks classic.

A new How to Train Your Dragon is getting ready to take flight — in live action.

Following the recent wave of live action remakes of animated Disney projects — some of which, like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, have grossed over $1 billion at the global box office — Universal is producing the very first live action remake of a DreamWorks animated movie. Dean DeBlois, who directed the original 2010 How to Train Your Dragon, will helm the live action remake, currently set to release on June 13, 2025.

Here's who’s playing who in the live action How to Train Your Dragon.

Mason Thames as Hiccup

<p>Getty; everett collection</p> Mason Thames and Hiccup from 'How to Train Your Dragon'

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Mason Thames and Hiccup from 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Mason Thames, who led The Black Phone alongside Ethan Hawke, is set to play protagonist Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, a young blacksmith apprentice who befriends the dangerous dragon Toothless despite the wishes of his father, the village chief. Jay Baruchel voiced Hiccup in the animated movies.

Nico Parker as Astrid

<p>Getty; Dreamworks/everett collection</p> Nico Parker and Astrid in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

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Nico Parker and Astrid in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Dumbo and The Last of Us star Nico Parker will portray Astrid Hofferson, Hiccup’s spunky love interest. Astrid was voiced by America Ferrera in the animated trilogy. Parker is the daughter of Thandiwe Newton and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again director Ol Parker.

Gerard Butler as Stoick

<p>Getty;DreamWorks Pictures</p> Gerard Butler and Stoick in 'How To Train Your Dragon'

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Gerard Butler and Stoick in 'How To Train Your Dragon'

300 and Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler will play Stoick the Vast, the courageous leader of Berk and the distant father of Hiccup. Butler also voiced Stoick in the animated movies, and he’s the only cast member to date to reprise his role from the original movies in live action.

Nick Frost as Gobber

<p>Getty; Dreamworks/everett collection</p> Nick Frost

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Nick Frost

Nick Frost, star of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, is set to play Gobber the Belch, the village blacksmith who mentors Hiccup and his friends in their dragon-training escapades. Craig Ferguson provided the voice of Gobber in the original movie.

Julian Dennison as Fishlegs

<p>Getty; Dreamworks/everett collection</p> Julian Dennison and Fishlegs in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

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Julian Dennison and Fishlegs in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Julian Dennison, who made waves in Hunt for the Wilderpeople and later starred in blockbusters like Deadpool 2 and Godzilla vs. Kong, will portray Fishlegs Ingerman, an earnest young dragon lover who’s friendly with Hiccup. Christopher Mintz-Plasse voiced Fishlegs in the animated films.

Gabriel Howell as Snotlout

<p>Getty; Dreamworks/everett collection</p> Gabriel Howell and Snotlout in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

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Gabriel Howell and Snotlout in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Gabriel Howell, who previously appeared in the Netflix series Bodies, is set to portray Snotlout Jorgenson, one of Hiccup’s more antagonistic and arrogant acquaintances. Jonah Hill voiced Snotlout in the animated movies.

Bronwyn James as Ruffnut

<p>Getty; Dreamworks/everett collection</p> Bronwyn James and Ruffnut in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

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Bronwyn James and Ruffnut in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Bronwyn James, who appeared in The Dig and Lockwood & Co. on Netflix, will play Ruffnut Thorston, one-half of a duo of irritating twins that trains dragons alongside Hiccup and Astrid. Kristen Wiig provided the original voice of Ruffnut.

Harry Trevaldwyn as Tuffnut

<p>Getty; Dreamworks/everett collection</p> Harry Trevaldwyn and Tuffnut in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

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Harry Trevaldwyn and Tuffnut in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Harry Trevaldwyn, whose previous projects include The Bubble and The King, will portray Tuffnut Thorston, the other half of the aforementioned twin duo. Tuffnut was voiced by T.J. Miller in the first two animated movies, while comedian Justin Rupple took over the part in 2019's The Hidden World.

Ruth Codd as Phlegma

<p>Getty; Dreamworks</p> Ruth Codd and Phlegma in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

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Ruth Codd and Phlegma in 'How to Train Your Dragon'

EW can confirm that Ruth Codd, a TikTok-star-turned-actress who made a memorable appearance in The Fall of the House of Usher, will play Phlegma the Fierce, a female villager in Berk. Ashley Jensen voiced Phlegma in the original film.

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