So what is “The Huntsman: Winter’s War“? The followup to “Snow White And The Huntsman” has dropped Kristen Stewart, brought back Charlize Theron, and now features Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, and Chris Hemsworth in the fairy tale reimagination actioner. And according to the new trailer, it’s a prequel.
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the visual effects supervisor on the first movie, is now behind the camera for this effort, which seems to have upped the action and special effects, but honestly, not my interest in this, aside from seeing Chastain put on her blockbuster game face. Here’s the official synopsis:
Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen—including Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Chastain)—only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.
When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.
“The Huntsman Winter’s War” opens on April 22nd. Watch below.