Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, The Huntsman Winter’s War is produced by Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland). Look for it to hit theaters on April 22, 2016.
Universal Pictures has released a 15-second trailer tease and four character posters for The Huntsman Winter’s War, featuring the returning Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth (as the Evil Queen Ravenna and The Huntsman Eric, respectively), as well as introductory looks at both Jessica Chastain’s Warrior Sara and Emily Blunt’s Ice Queen Freya.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) has, according to a story today at Deadline, joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ Untitled Snow White and the Huntsman spinoff. Although her specific role has not yet been revealed, she joins the returning Chris Hemsworth (Marvel’s The Avengers, Blackhat) and Charlize Theron (Young Adult, Mad Max: Fury Road) as well as the recently-announced Emily Blunt (Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow), who is set to play the story’s villain. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who served as a visual effects supervisor on the first film, will be making his feature film directing debut.
Production is set to begin soon on Universal Pictures’ Untitled Snow White and the Huntsman spinoff, although The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) is no longer attached to helm. Thing are looking up on the casting side of things, however, as the outlet reports that Emily Blunt (Into The Woods, Looper) is eyeing a role as the film’s villain.
Universal Pictures has set dates for two of its major 2016 releases. The Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, The Huntsman, will hit theaters on April 22, 2016, while Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy will move from that date to June 24, 2016.
Frank Darabont is in talks to direct Universal’s The Huntsman, a spin-off of the 2012 release Snow White and the Huntsman. Thor and Avengers star Chris Hemsworth is returning as the title character along with Charlize Theron, who played the villain in the first film, which was directed by Rupert Sanders and earned almost $400 million worldwide. Kristen Stewart is not expected to return as Snow White. If she does, it would most likely just be a cameo.
Leading lady Kristen Stewart today confirmed to ET that she’ll be back as the fairytale lead in a sequel to this year’s Snow White and the Huntsman.