New ‘Huntsman’ Character Posters; Title and Synopsis Revealed

Snow White and the Huntsman Spin-Off

Update: In anticipation of the full trailer tomorrow, The Huntsman Winter’s War has released a teaser for his own trailer, which you can check out in the player below.

Universal Pictures has released four new character posters for the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman spin-off, one of 2016’s biggest hits that will now be called, The Huntsman Winter’s War. The influence of Game of Thrones and even Frozen might seem obvious.

The new film features the returning actors Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth as both the evil Queen Ravenna and Huntsman Eric alongside newcomers Jessica Chastain as Sara the Warrior, and Emily Blunt as Freya, the Ice Queen. Um, this will be Chastain’s first paycheck gig.

Directed by the first-time feature filmmaker Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (it’s a shame Frank Darabont is not in the director’s chair) and also starring Colin Morgan, Sam Claflin, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith, The Huntsman Winter’s War is set to theaters on April 22, 2016. I’m assuming this movie get that cast when Darabont was doing it.

Go ahead and check out the new character posters and a very long synopsis below.

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.

Update: Watch the Winter’s War trailer tease below.

Emily Blunt looks badass.

Update: The first full-length trailer is now online and you can watch it HERE.