The Huntsman: Winter's War is a 2016 American dark fantasy action-adventure film directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. A sequel/spin-off to the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman, the film is based on the characters from the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm. Written by Frank Darabont, David Koepp, Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos 'Winter's War' stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Nick Frost. The film was released on April 22, 2016.
The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.
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.
- Chris Hemsworth as Eric, the Huntsman
- Conrad Khan as young Eric
- Emily Blunt as Freya, the Ice Queen
- Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna
- Jessica Chastain as Sara, the Warrior
- Colin Morgan as the Duke of Blackwood
- Sam Claflin as King William
- Nick Frost as Nion
- Sheridan Smith as Bromwyn
- Rob Brydon as Gryff
- Alexandra Roach as Doreena
- Sope Dirisu as Tull
- Sam Hazeldine as Liefr