Ahead of Wednesday's trailer debut, Universal Pictures has released a 14-second sneak peek at "The Huntsman: Winter's War," the prequel to 2012's "Snow White & the Huntsman."
In that 14 seconds, we get a glimpse at a smiling Chris Hemsworth, a polar bear-riding Emily Blunt, a screaming Charlize Theron and a weapons-twirling Jessica Chastain.
Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the film examines how the fates of Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined:
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.
Also starring Nick Frost, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" opens April 22.