A new trailer for Universal Pictures’ The Huntsman: Winter's War has been released online in time for the first official day of spring that started Sunday. The new trailer shows new footage from the upcoming movie that reveals more about the events that took place prior to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman. The movie shows how Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Charlize Theron) met before Snow White, which was at a time when Ravenna is in war with her sister Freya (Emily Blunt).
Getting caught in the middle of Ravenna and Freya’s war, Eric’s abilities are put to the test when he finally faces off with Theron’s daunting Ravenna.
The new trailer highlights the Hemsworth and Chastain’s skills on the battlefield, as well as Theron and Blunt’s arresting characters. Check it out:
While the trailer is as action-packed as it’s going to get for a dark version of Frozen, the Huntsman feels rather unnecessary in the trailer. It begs the question why they’re making a film titled Huntsman but one that seems to focus on its villains. It’s a good thing though that Theron is still in the film, since she’s the best part of Snow White and the Huntsman.
The Huntsman: Winter's War 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.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War hits theaters on April 22.