In other words, consider the arrival of this trailer a preemptive strike. And given the somewhat violent imagery in the clip, strike seems like an appropriate word.

As we already knew based on the “Snow White and the Huntsman” panel at Comic-Con, this story will be more like a “Lord of the Rings” saga than a Disney cartoon. Consequently, don’t expect tweeting birds, whistling while anyone works or the sight of Stewart singing “Someday My Prince Will Come.” But do expect Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen pulling a borderline Darth Vader move. Check out the trailer for the film, coming June 1, after the jump.