Snow White And The Huntsman star Kristen Stewart may have been let go (having an affair with the married director of the first movie probably didn’t help her chances of getting the call for the sequel), but Chris Hemsworth returns as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron as The Wicked Queen for The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
And yes, that is a new title, as previously it was just called The Huntsman.
A set of character posters has been released, which also feature Emily Blunt as The Ice Queen and Jessica Chastain as The Warrior, with a trailer promised for Wednesday.
Now a vast amount has been released about the plot, but Variety reports that, ‘Blunt plays Theron’s sister, who flees their kingdom after suffering a betrayal. She gains the ability to freeze any enemy, becoming an ice queen who holes up in a wintery palace. Hemsworth and Chastain play her trusted lieutenants. But they run afoul of their queen when they refuse to follow orders and harden their hearts to love.’
As the trade mag notes, ‘the whole thing sounds like “Frozen” with battle scenes’, and they’re not wrong.
It’ll be in UK cinemas April 22nd 2016.