A new trailer for the The Huntsman: Winter’s War has arrived, and though the sequel seemed like an odd proposition at first, it’s actually shaping up to be one heck of a potential guilty pleasure.
The film, a followup to Snow White and the Huntsman, dropped Kristen Stewart from the roster and made some tweaks to ramp up the concept for an all-out war in this twisted fairy tale. Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain join the cast, along with returning stars Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. The footage here looks to embrace the insanity of the first film, and this A-list cast seems to be having a lot of fun with the universe.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War opens on April 22.
Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think: