According to Deadline, DreamWorks Animation has set F. Murray Abraham to voice the villain Grimmel in How to Train Your Dragon 3, where he’ll join the likes of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett.
“We are thrilled that F. Murray Abraham has joined our How to Train Your Dragon 3 cast as the villainous Grimmel,” said Chris deFaria, head of DreamWorks Animation Film Group. “This character brings a captivating new story line to the culmination of our trilogy. There is a gentlemanly calm to this sinister role, one that dovetails beautifully with this iconic actor’s immense range and talents.”
The first two How to Train Your Dragon movies have grossed $1.1 billion between them at the box office. The third, which is set to conclude the story arc about Hiccup and Night Fury dragon Toothless, is set for release on March 1st 2019, with Dean DeBlois directing.