Charlize Theron as The Wicked Queen
Charlize Theron reprises her role as the evil Queen RavennaUniversal Pictures

New character posters were released by Universal Pictures revealing the cast of The Huntsman: Winter's War. Charlize Theron plays The Evil Queen, Chris Hemsworth is The Warrior. Newcomers to the saga are Jessica Chastain's Warrior Sara and Emily Blunt is the Ice Queen Freya.

The 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman raked in nearly $400 million in its worldwide box office, and Universal has even higher hopes for its spin-off, The Huntsman: Winter's War. Snow White and the Huntsman continues with the new sequel, an action-packed dark fairytale which reveals how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the film is produced by Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland), and has a release date of 22 April 2016.

Jessica Chastain as The Warrior
Jessica Chastain as The WarriorUniversal Pictures
Emily Blunt as The Ice Queen
Emily Blunt as The Ice QueenUniversal Pictures
Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman
Chris Hemsworth as The HuntsmanUniversal Pictures
Charlize Theron as The Wicked Queen
Charlize Theron as The Wicked QueenUniversal Pictures

Official synopsis for The Huntsman: Winter's War

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.