First trailer for Queen's Gambit and Succession stars' new movie

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Anya Taylor-Joy and Alexander Skarsgård lead the all-star cast of The Northman, and its dark and dazzling first trailer has arrived to give fans a taste of what they can expect from the upcoming epic.

In the video, Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, Succession) is introduced as Amleth, a Viking prince on a quest to kill the man who murdered his father.

As it stands, Taylor-Joy's Olga is a bit more of a mystery, though the teaser does seem to suggest that the character has some sort of supernatural powers.

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"She's a Slavic woman who's been enslaved by Vikings, but she's what you would call a cunning person or a white witch. So the Vikings didn't know that they were getting themselves into," co-writer and director Robert Eggers, who previously worked with Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit, Last Night in Soho) on acclaimed folk horror The Witch, recently told Collider.

"Why would you stowaway to such a hellish place?" Olga asks Amleth in the clip, after a montage sees the character grow from an angry boy to a brooding and vengeful man.

"To find what was stolen from me," he replies. "The Kingdom."

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Filmed in Ireland, The Northman marks a reunion of sorts, as Game of Thrones' Kate Dickie and Harry Potter's Ralph Ineson, who also starred in the aforementioned folk horror, feature here, too.

Nicole Kidman (as Queen Gudrún), Ethan Hawke (as King Aurvandil), Dracula's Claes Bang (Uncle Fjölnir), Gustav Lindh, Björk and Spider-Man: No Way Home's Willem Dafoe complete the line-up of those set to appear on screen.

Icelandic poet Sjón co-wrote the screenplay with Eggers, while Lars Knudson and Mark Huffam are on board as producers.

The Northman will be released in cinemas on April 22, 2022.

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