Universal Pictures has released the trailer for it’s upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Now let us forget the unpleasantness of the last movie and it’s even more unpleasant director/lead actress um… issues (RIP KPatzz) and move on shall we?

The movie has had a pretty turbulent pre-production and judging by the trailer, it’s become kind of a mish-mash of prequel and spin-off. What is amazing to me is that even though Chris Hemsworth‘s Huntsman is the title character of the film, he is completely overshadowed in this trailer by the three leading ladies. I am the first to admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of the first film but with Charlize Theron back on board and now with Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain in tow, I feel like this has much more potential than Snow White & The Huntsman ever did but it still hasn’t quite sold me on the idea.

Here’s the official 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 hits cinemas in April 2016

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