The Huntsman: Winter’s War unleashes teaser trailer, character posters and a synopsis

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Nov 17, 2015, 4:02 PM EST

The first character posters, teaser trailer and a detailed movie synopsis for The Huntsman have been released by Universal Pictures, revealing that the title has undergone a slight change.

First off, the movie spinoff is no longer simply called The Huntsman. The title has been changed to The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth both return in their respective roles from Snow White and the Huntsman and are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.

All four actors have received their cool individual character posters, and you can have a close look at them in the gallery below. But before you head down, take a look at the teaser trailer:


Cedric Nicolas-Toryan is now sitting in the director’s chair for the upcoming fantasy movie and is working from a script by Frank Darabont, Craig Mazin and Evan Spilliotopoulos. Here is the official detailed synopsis:

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.

The Huntsman: Winter's War is set to open in theaters on April 22, 2016. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Sam Claflin and Emily Blunt, with Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith as the Dwarves.

(via Den of Geek, Universal Pictures)