Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt will join Charlize Theron in the prequel to the highly successful 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman. Chastain is the latest cast member to have been confirmed for the movie to be titled The Huntsman which will officially hit theaters on April 22, 2016.
A few weeks ago, Emily Blunt was taken on the movie to play the role of the villainous sister of Ravena, a role that shall be reprised by Charlize Theron. Chris Hemsworth will also reprise his role as Eric, the huntsman.
The addition of Blunt and Chastain more than makes up for the movie’s decision to ditch actress Kristen Stewart, who played the role of Snow White in the first film, and also her titular character. Universal has yet to announce the character of Jessica Chastain in the movie but a triumvirate of three beautiful women plus Chris Hemsworth already gives The Huntsman an inside track on the box office.
The Huntsman will do away with the character of Snow White. Accordingly, it will focus on how Eric and Ravenna crossed paths long before Snow White became part of their lives. The story reportedly will have Eric searching for a stolen magic mirror that revives an old grudge between him and the Snow Queen. Since Snow White would not be in the story, there were reports that the dwarves will not be included in the prequel film likewise. However, Nick Frost, the lead dwarf character in Snow White and the Huntsman is returning to The Huntsman so there will be at least one dwarf in the film. It was not clear if the other dwarf characters will also join Nick Frost in the movie.