Snow White and the Huntsman was a big budget retelling of the story of Snow White–released in 2012, it performed well enough at the box office to warrant a second movie. The Huntsman: Winterâ€™s War opens in April, and a new trailer has been released. Check it out below:
The film is a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, and sees Thor star Chris Hemsworth return to his role as the axe-wielding hero, alongside Charlize Theron’s villainous queen Ravenna. Joining them are Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Sam Claflin, and Nick Frost.
An official synopsis for the movie has been released, which reads:
Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow Whiteâ€™s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freyaâ€™s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmenâ€”including Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Chastain)â€”only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.
When Freya learns of her sisterâ€™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 itâ€™s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatableâ€¦unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queenâ€™s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.
The Huntsman: Winterâ€™s War hits cinemas on April 8, 2016.