Don’t let the lush rolling hills and idyllic landscape of the Kingdom of Tabor fool you, there’s trouble brewing beneath the beauty of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s fantasy prequel, The Huntsman Winter’s War.
Exactly one month out from the arrival of Winter’s War, it is Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen Ravenna that rules over Tabor in today’s brand new trailer. Set long before Kristen Stewart’s Snow White rode onto the scene in Rupert Sanders’ mystical adventure from 2012, Universal’s visually striking offshoot finds Ravenna struggling to handle her powerful, capricious sister, Freya.
Played with wonderful menace by Emily Blunt, Freya is imbued with mythic ice powers during the course of the film, before making tracks to her own safe haven to raise a battle-ready army. Among that regiment of huntsmen and women are Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain). Nick Frost, Sam Claflin and the like are also back on board as the comedic dwarves.
Freya and Ravenna’s fantastical dust up will take center stage when Nicolas-Troyan’s feature hits the silver screen on April 22. But are you excited for The Huntsman Winter’s War?
Discover the story that came before Snow White in The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar winner Charlize Theron return to their roles from Snow White and the Huntsman, joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Theron stars as evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love.
As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Hemsworth). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Chastain)—the only woman who has ever captured his heart—Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.