Arguably one of the more surprising prequels to see the light of day, Universal has today peeled back the curtain on a new trailer for The Huntsman Winter’s War.
Whisking moviegoers back to the Kingdom of Tabor, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s fantastical offshoot takes place long before the events of Rupert Sanders’ Snow White, largely revolving around the testing relationship between Emily Blunt’s conflicted Ice Queen Freya and Queen Ravenna, played with maleficent glee once again by Charlize Theron.
Betrayed by her sibling, today’s CG-laden sizzle reel introduces Blunt’s character as a powerful and mercurial ruler with ice powers. Fleeing to a kingdom of isolation – stop us if you’ve heard this before – Winter’s War heralds a sisterly squabble of epic proportions, with Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain) caught up somewhere in between.
Flanked by Chastain’s badass Sara, Chris Hemsworth title swordsman will head into battle when The Huntsman Winter’s War opens in theaters on April 22. To get acquainted with the key players of Tabor, check out the gallery below to go up close and personal with Freya, Ravenna, Sara and Hemsworth’s battle-worn hunter.
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.