Do you remember that ripe disappointment that was Snow White & The Huntsman?  It’s ok if you don’t, I’ve done my best to forget everything about it except for the fantastic crowns Charlize Theron’s evil queen wore.

What you may not remember is the very public firing of Kristen Stewart, who played the title character in the first film.  She and the director had….a relationship that imploded in many ways, and the studio dismissed them both.  BUT- they already had an order in for a sequel, or in this case, a prequel, starring Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman and Charlize returning as the Evil Queen.

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In this prequel film, we’ll also be seeing Jessica Chastain as a female huntsman type character, and Emily Blunt as The Snow Queen, who I can only describe as Thranduil’s twin sister who loves Frozen a bit too much.  Here is the first trailer, judge for yourself:

The official synopsis for the film reads:

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.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War opens worldwide on opens April 22nd, 2016.

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