Apparently, Freya the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt), younger sister of Ravenna the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron), trains children into her Huntsmen, which is how Hemsworth’s character and his love interest Sara (Jessica Chastain) grew up, intertwined in a romance that seems doomed given where the Huntsman ends up in the Snow White arc. But then there’s some kind of conflict over the powerful mirror, and the sisters are either uniting to battle humanity or facing off against each other—this trailer doesn’t make it entirely clear. But it’s a medieval fantasy action movie starring Thor, Imperator Furiosa, the Angel of Verdun, and Commander Lewis from The Martian . So there’s a lot of proven badassery in the cast to boost first-time feature director Cedric Nicolas-Troy’s credentials. We’ll see if there’s an appetite for gritty fairy tales that have little to do with their central character next April.
Pause at: 1:40 for the frightening shot of Charlize Theron as Ravenna surrounded by mirror shards. She looks like she licked all the black grease off Furiosa’s head and it is freaky.
Song: Halsey, “Castle”
Essential Quote: “What’re you gonna do, take on two evil sisters and their entire army?”—one of the Huntsman’s comrades
“Aye, pretty much.”—The Huntsman (Hemsworth)