Sequels routinely amp up everything that made the first film special. More effects. More villains. More explosions.
In the case of How to Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel offers more information about one of the lively supporting players.
Gobber, the character memorably voiced by Craig Ferguson, reveals his sexuality in the upcoming sequel. The character watches a married coupling arguing and says that’s why he never got hitched. He takes a pause, and then he hints there’s another reason for staying single.
Director Dean DeBlois told an E! reporter that he confirmed the character was indeed referring to his sexual orientation.
“When we were recording Craig Ferguson, I had written the line, ‘This is why I never got married,’ and he, as he often does, added it as an ad lib and he said, ‘Yup, Gobber is coming out of the closet,'” DeBlois said. “I think that’s a really fun [and] daring move to put in. I love the idea that Gobber is Berk’s resident gay.”
How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits theaters June 13.