‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Trailer: Emily Blunt’s Bonkers ‘Frozen’ Superpowers Are Unleashed
Snow White and the Huntsman was a pretty decent fantasy-action update on the classic fairy tale with some solid action sequences in the vein of Game of Thrones — which makes The Huntsman: Winter’s War and its blatant riff on Frozen all the more baffling. The latest trailer for the super-weird prequel has arrived, and if nothing else, we can all agree that A. The cast is great, and B. This movie looks BONKERS.
Chris Hemsworth returns to reprise his role as the titular huntsman opposite Charlize Theron’s evil queen Ravenna in the prequel, which tells of Ravenna’s rivalry with her sister Freya, played by Emily Blunt. When Ravenna kills Freya’s infant daughter to prevent her from becoming the “fairest of them all,” Freya’s power is unleashed and… then it’s basically just a redo of Frozen, but with Jessica Chastain playing a soldier in Freya’s army of huntsmen (huntspeople?). Oh, and the dwarves are back, too. So there’s that.
Theron stars as evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love.
As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Hemsworth). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Chastain)—the only woman who has ever captured his heart—Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.
Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in this breathtaking prequel in the legendary saga that is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War also stars Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon and Nick Frost, and hits theaters on April 22.