If one evil queen is good, then two are better.
That seems to be the reasoning behind The Huntsman: Winter’s War which brings back Charlize Theron as Ravenna, the evil queen from The Huntsman and adds her sister, the ice queen Freya (Emily Blunt) to menace the land. Standing against them are star-crossed lovers: The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) from the first movie and his forbidden love, Sara, the Warrior (Jessica Chastain).
Ice power is in vogue at the moment, and the trailer makes the most of it, with the ice queen freezing everyone and everything around her. Meanwhile, her sister wields her own power–of darkness?–as they devastate those around them.
It’s too soon to say that the movie will be good, exactly, but there is some high-quality cackling going on there, and the Theron and Blunt are thoroughly enjoying flaunting the queens’ evilness. Also, their gowns are stunning, and there is something to be said for high-fashion vileness.
Enjoy the trailer and scroll down for a gallery of posters.
Official Synopsis for The Huntsman Winter’s War
The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in The Huntsman Winter’s War, an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.
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 will be in Theaters April 22, 2016