If you thought you had seen the last of Charlize Theron hamming it up as the icy, evil queen Ravenna in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” then you’d be sadly mistaken because she is back in The Huntsman: Winter’s War. But it gets better than that . . . Emily Blunt joins in on the fun as Theron’s equally icy sister. Together they’ll join forces to stop the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth returning), who I think is in the employ of Blunt, from falling for the Warrior (Jessica Chastain). Why he dumped Snow White, the fairest of them all, is not yet known, although I suspect the writers will have come up with a perfectly good reason (certainly nothing to do with Kristen Stewart being difficult to work with). Check out the CGI splendor now in the embedded trailer thanks to Universal Pictures.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Jessica Chastain, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Colin Morgan and Nick Frost.
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 returns to freeze US and UK theaters on April 22, 2016.