'If it's a fairy tale you're hoping for, prepare yourself for so much more!' Queen Ravenna teases in the first footage from The Huntsman: Winter's War. The first trailer for this sequel to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman arrives tomorrow. Today, we get a fifteen second sneak peek from Universal Pictures, which brings back Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman Eric while revealing new characters played by Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt.
Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought vanquished by Snow White's blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya, 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 and warrior Sara. Only now she has found that her prized two have 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.
Chris Hemsworth is reprising his title role as The Huntsman Eric in this thrilling fantasy. A first look at his return arrived yesterday with 4 new character posters. Also featured on these one-sheets were Charlize Theron, who is once again playing the beautiful yet evil Queen Ravenna, and her sister The Ice Queen, played by Emily Blunt. Jessica Chastain is The Warrior Sara. In The Huntsman: Winter's War, it will be revealed that Eric and Ravenna's destinies are deeply and dangerously intertwined.
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan makes his directorial debut with The Huntsman: Winter's War. But it's not the first time he's wondered through these woods. The man served as the VFX supervisor for Snow White and the Huntsman. And the film is in the hands of producer Joe Roth, who is responsible for Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland. Check out this first exciting footage. Then be sure to check back tomorrow when the full-trailer debuts.