Variety reports that Jessica Chastain has joined Chris Hemsworth and Emily Blunt in Universal’s The Huntsman. Jessica’s role isn’t being revealed but Blunt will be playing the villain of the film, the sister of Queen Ravenna.
There’s been some false talk of this being a prequel because Kristen Stewart’s Snow White is being excluded from the film. Not true, this is a direct sequel and features Queen Ravenna’s (Theron) sister The Snow Queen played by Blunt out for revenge after her death. Eric (Hemsworth) is on a mission to find the magic mirror which has gone missing from the kingdom.
Charlize Theron is said to be possibly reprising Ravenna for flashbacks. Nick Frost is also said to be returning.
The film is set for a release on April 22nd, 2016.