Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya, 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 and warrior Sara – 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 resurrects Ravenna from the Mirror’s golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkness it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove unbeatable 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 an upcoming American dark fantasy action-adventure film, and is a spin-off (specifically a prequel and sequel) to Snow White and the Huntsman, based on the characters from the German fairy tale “Snow White” compiled by the Brothers Grimm, as well as “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. It is the directing debut of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who acted as visual effects supervisor on the first film, and is written by Craig Mazin, Martin Solibakke and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin and Nick Frost reprising their roles, along with newcomers Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Colin Morgan. Principal photography began on April 6, 2015. The film is scheduled to be released on April 22, 2016.
The Huntsman Winter’s War
Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Starring: Sam Claflin, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Colin Morgan, Sophie Cookson, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach, Jadey Duffield
Screenplay by: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin
Production Design by: Dominic Watkins
Cinematography by: Phedon Papamichael
Film Editing by: Conrad Buff
Costume Design by: Colleen Atwood
Set Decoration by: Dominic Capon
Music by: James Newton Howard
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: April 22, 2016