You get the feeling that we’re in store for the year’s best fantasy movie with each new look at next month’s release The Huntsman – Winter’s War, the sequel to the 2012 fairy tale film Snow White and the Huntsman. It would also be a rare, but welcome, sequel that could improve on the original. With the expanded cast this one could be that next surprise hit.
Most of the cast of the original, a pretty fun romp that told a completely re-imagined version of Grimm’s Snow White story, is back in The Huntsman – Winter’s War. Except for Snow White. The next chapter provides a version of the Ice Queen tale with one of our favorite actresses, Edge of Tomorrow’s Emily Blunt, as the new antagonist.
Blunt plays the sister of evil queen Ravenna, played again by Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron. Also returning is Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman, Nick Frost as Nion, and Sam Claflin as William. New to the story is Crimson Peak’s Jessica Chastain as the warrior Sara.
Check out this action-packed trailer just released by Universal Pictures for The Huntsman – Winter’s War:
It’s great seeing Hemsworth again outside his stilted Thor role. You can only hope the great scenes shown in the trailers are only a fraction of what is in store in the actual film.
The Huntsman arrives in theaters April 22, 2016.