One thing Dean Deblois mentioned was how he used The Empire Strikes Back as visual inspiration for the sequel. And you thought Star Wars and Dragons had nothing in common! Additionally, the third film is set for 2016, so looks like we'll have Dragons for quite some time!
An interview with Dean Deblois at One Movie, Five Reviews gives us a good view of what was said at the panel, as well as another balistraria-style Youtube interview that you can view below:
In other sequel news, there is a mysterious post floating around from Gregg Hettinger -- who apparently is working on the sequel -- that claims that, as we all figured, the characters are being remodeled for the sequel, including Toothless.
For more news on the sequel from the Grapevine check out this post we made a short while ago on "Sequel Secrets from Dean DeBlois".
And in site news, there is a transcript for "Legend of the Boneknapper" coming your way soon!