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Posted on February 11, 2016 at 10:52 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Universal has released a new trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War.  Set before the events of Snow White and the Huntsman, the movie follows the war between the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and her sister, the Ice Queen, Freya (Emily Blunt), who raised an army of child soldiers to fight on her behalf.  That’s right: this is a summer movie featuring child soldiers who, as a bonus, are forbidden to fall in love because we have to put that breakable rule on the table.

The movie looks pretty nuts, and while I don’t know if it will hold together (both Ravenna and her sister seem pretty awful, but we’re supposed to root for Freya because she has a tragic backstory and Ravenna doesn’t), I still I want to see these terrific actors in a gigantic CGI smackdown that also has pretty costumes and melodrama.

Check out The Huntsman: Winter’s War trailer below along with some new images.  The film opens April 22nd, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, and Rob Brydon.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in this breathtaking prequel in the legendary saga that is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.  This spring, find out who will win the war between good and evil in the epic action-adventure The Huntsman: Winter’s War.

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