It’s been about three years since the 2012 surpise box office hit, Snow White and the Huntsman, came out. With an earning of close to $400 million dollars, it only makes sense that they’d make a sequel to the dark reboot of an old story. However, not everyone from that cast is returning for this one. They’ve dropped the Snow White from the title and created new characters in order to make the story revolve more around Chris Hemsworth‘s The Huntsman. With that in mind, check out the cast of The Huntsman Winter’s War.
Normally, this would be the time where I’d tell you who each actor is playing but the posters do a good enough job of that.
I’m a big fan of both Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. They’ve been incredible performers throughout their careers and they could add a new intriguing element to this franchise. Then, you read the synopsis and it gets a little worrisome. Have a read.
The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in The Huntsman Winter’s War, an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.
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.
We’ll wait to pass judgment until we see something tangible. However, the synopsis and posters do little to raise our excitement level for this movie. One way or another we’ll find out if this is as good or better than the prequel on April 22, 2016, when it hits theaters.
If you want to see some footage before then, come back tomorrow and we’ll have the official trailer for The Huntsman Winter’s War.
What do you think of it?