From Game of Thrones‘ ominous warning “Winter is coming,” to the accidental chaos of crykinetic powers in Disney’s Frozen, to all those super-villains like Captain Cold, Killer Frost, and Mr. Freeze, fantasy literature has been telling us for years that ice and snow is evil. To wit, the message is sent and received once again in this first teaser for The Huntsman: Winter’s War, in which we meet the Ice Queen as the latest cold-related fairy tale villain in this quasi-sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Even without Snow White, it seems that everything in this magic kingdom is far from alright.
The Huntsman sees Chris Hemsworth return as the titular character along with Charlize Theron as Ravenna the Evil Queen who was thought vanquished at the end of Snow White. New to the games is Emily Blunt as Freya, the aforementioned Ice Queen and Ravenna’s sister, and Jessica Chastain as Sara, a warrior from the Huntsman’s past. What does all this mean? We’ll let the movie’s official story synopsis attempt to sort it all out:
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.
As per modern tradition, this trailer is the teaser before the trailer. The full trailer for The Huntsman will be released tomorrow, but for now you can wet your whistle with 16 thrilling seconds of new footage from the film.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War will be in theaters everywhere on April 22, 2016. The full trailer will online sometime tomorrow.
Source: Geek Tyrant