First 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Teaser Debuts

Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and others prepare for the hunt.

Ahead of Wednesday's release of the first full trailer for next year's The Huntsman: Winter's War, a shorter clip has been unveiled, teasing that the movie is not exactly a fairy tale …

"If it's a fairy tale you're hoping for, prepare yourself for so much more," explains the voiceover, while the visuals introduce the main players of the sequel to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman: Eric, the eponymous Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), Freya, the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt), Charlize Theron's Evil Queen Tavenna and Jessica Chastain's Sara, a fellow huntsman and Eric's love interest in the feature.

The release of the teaser follows Monday's debut of character posters for Hemsworth's, Blunt's, Theron's and Chastain's characters.

Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor for Snow White and the Huntsman, The Huntsman: Winter's War will be released April 22, 2016.