A l'origine Valka était prévu pour être la méchante de l'histoire.
Ses idées étaient bien plus radicales et elle ne croyait pas à la cohabitation entre les dragons et les hommes. Le personnage de Drago était prévu pour le troisième film.
Interview Dean DeBlois qui parle de Valka.
Was there anything in the development of How To Train Your Dragon 2 that got thrown out because it was a cliche or maybe just a little too familiar?
No, not really. There were things that got thrown out because they were too challenging. One of these was that Valka was originally the villain of the film, a sympathetic antagonist in the sense that she represented everything that Hiccup seemed to be pining for but the moment he made that connection and Valka realised that they were one and the same, they came to an impasse: Valka believed so firmly in co-existence and she was so firmly on the side of segregation, being that she had seen so much hostility in the ways of mankind, the only way to protect the dragons, who she also deeply loved, was to hide them away.
When Valka heard that there were dragons on the island of Berk, she thought the only way to really keep the dragons safe with Drago on the move, was to fly there and extract them. That third act was about Hiccup trying to defend the Berk way of life and the dragons that were there from his mother.
And why did that go away?
With Valka being a mother and mothers being quite a sensitive issue with our audience, this was a little too challenging for the young viewers. Ultimately, as one of my bosses put it, we wouldn’t be able to escape the reality that there will be kids turning to their parents and asking “Why is Hiccup fighting his mother? Why is his Mom taking away the dragons?”
As interesting and Shakespearean as that sounds in concept, and in the first few drafts, that was ultimately something we decided to cut down. We had to have Valka arc earlier and come to see Hiccup’s way of life be something that she can come to understand. That allowed Drago, who was always supposed to be the villain of the third movie, come into the second movie. That’s why he’s introduced so late, you see?
Read more: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/how-to-train-your-dragon-2/33012/dean-deblois-interview-how-to-train-your-dragon-2-3#ixzz3JXvQtBxd
L'artiste Painfully Shameless, a travaillé sur cette version de l'histoire et a posté des Storyboards.
Valka changed A LOT! As did the villian of the film, Drago. (- We'll get into him in a later post.)
But for the time I was storyboarding on the film, Valka was actually the villian of Dragon 2. She was crazy. Batshit crazy. She went nuts when she found out Hiccup was the reason Toothless lost part of his tail, furious when Astrid and the gang showed up and eventually attacked Berk to free the dragons! Very different than what's in the final film.
But, again all films change. These changes were very much for the better.
So, in this first version of Drago's attack on Valka's ice fortress, you'll see that she was way less sympathetic.
Storyboards : partie 1 , partie 2 , partie 3 , partie 4 , partie 5
Vous en pensez quoi de ce changement ?
Vous auriez voulu voir Valka dans ce rôle ou vous êtes bien contente que l'histoire ait été changée ?
Moi je suis partagé entre deux, j'aurais bien voulu voir cette version de l'histoire au cinéma.
Mais je suis aussi contente comment il ont fait évolué le personnage et montré ses remords d'avoir abandonné sa famille.