Snow White and the Huntsman, the dark retelling of the 7 dwarves story, made just under $400 million at the box-office worldwide back in 2012. With more than double it’s budget returned, Universal saw fit to greenlight a sequel, The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
It’s an interesting choice given that the new movie will actually be set both before and after the original movie and focused on Chris Hemsworth’s titular Huntsman, so long Snow White, banished from her own story. The first full trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War has just been released featuring everything you’d expect from a movie set in the same universe as the 2012 movie.
Here’s the official plot synopsis from Universal:
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.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, and Jessica Chastain, The Huntsman: Winter’s War opens in cinemas April 22, 2016.