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With exactly a month until the premiere of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” Universal Pictures has unleashed an action-packed new trailer that not only lays out the story, but also offers glimmers of humor.
In the prequel to 2012’s “Snow White & the Huntsman,” Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprise their roles as Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna for a tale that explains how their fates are deeply and dangerously intertwined. They’re joined by Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost, Sam Claflin and Rob Brydon.
Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” opens April 22.
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.