That’s her, above. She’s named Valka and she’s “a maverick Dragon Rider who lives as a recluse in the Arctic and becomes a mentor of sorts to the young Viking hero of the first movie, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel),” reports USA Today.
The first film was fantastic so definitely looking forward to this one, but the most interesting part of this story is how director Dean DeBlois asked Blanchett to be in his sequel when he ran into her at the Oscars in 2011. The director recalls:
She was just standing there, and I said, ‘I’ve written a part for you in How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ You have to seize those opportunities when they present themselves.
Something tells me Blanchett is about to get approached in this manner a lot more from now on.
The new tale following Hiccup and his pet dragon Toothless picks up five years after the events of the original and will be released on June 13, 2014.