The Universal Pictures released the posters of the upcoming dark fantasy movie The Huntsman on twitter yesterday which is a spin-off prequel to the 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman movie.
The movie now titled The Huntsman: Winter?s War stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron who reprise their roles as Eric the Huntsman and Ravenna the Evil Queen. Kristen Stewart won’t return as character of Snow White is totally missing from the movie. The Huntsman has impressive new star cast as Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain join as new characters in the movie. Emily Blunt who will portray as Freya the Ice Queen, sister of Ravenna will be the central antagonist of the movie. Jessica Chastain of Interstellar fame will be playing Warrior Sara. To check the exclusive posters of the The Huntsman click here.
The official synopsis of the movie as revealed by the ScreenRant says that:
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 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.
The Snow White and Huntsman was a commercial success but was criticized for a flimsy plot by the critics. The Universal Pictures decided to altogether skip the sequel planned that was going to star Snow White and rather developed a spin off. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan who was visual effects supervisor for the previous film has replaced Rupert Sanders as the director for this movie according to SlashFilm. The Huntsman: Winter?s War will release on April 22, 2016.