2012’s Snow White & The Huntsman may not be a blockbuster that’s lasted in the public conscience, but it did make $397 million worldwide and that apparently was enough for Universal to green light the prequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War. In preparation for the April release, Universal have released four character posters and a trailer tease, with the full trailer expected to drop on Wednesday. You can view the posters and tease below. The film’s synopsis is as follows:
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.
Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan from a script by Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (Hercules), The Huntman: Winter’s War sees Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin and Nick Frost return from the original with new cast members Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt. The film will be released in cinemas April 22, 2016.