Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the upcoming dark sequel to the 2012 dark fantasy action-adventure film Snow White and the Huntsman. The new movie, directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, will reveal the dangerous and intertwined fates of Eric, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron). The Huntsman: Winter’s War is currently set to release in theaters on April 22nd, 2016.
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 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 resurrects her sister Ravenna 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.
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