Back in 2012, a re-telling of Snow White appeared in theaters. It starred Kristen Stewart and fan favorite, Aussie star, Chris Hemsworth. I thought, though very dark, the concept was well done and I loved the nuances and subtle changes the script wove into the film. In reality, the adaptation may be closer to the original canon than we realize considering the Grimm brother’s fairy tales are, in their origin, dark and dangerous.
Now, in 2016, filmmakers are inviting us back to this twisty world by giving us a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Or more accurately, they are giving us mix of both? This is a prequel and sequel? Over its filming and pre-filming stages, there have been lots of conflicting reports about this film – would it be a sequel? Was Kristen Stewart return? – and on the list went. But given my reading of it, I think it’s going to take both ideas (Stewart is still not returning), and make it into something that tells the Huntsman’s origins while also visiting the future after Snow White and the Huntsman’s tangle with Ravenna.
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Today I spotted the first trailer for this one and I have to admit, this film looks epic! I’m not sold on it being a sequel simply because I liked the direction ‘Snow White’ was heading, but nonetheless, this one looks too good not to see. The designs and costumes not to mention the cast all look to serve this film to its greatest potential. Here is a synopsis of the film:
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 film opens April 2016.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this trailer and film! Comment down below with any thoughts you have.