Friday, August 17, 2012



Universal has dropped its sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman and is instead considering moving forward with a solo spinoff film featuring Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman character.

The first picture's star, Kristen Stewart, reportedly "will not be invited to return if the follow-up goes forward."

Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders together on set
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on the project. Snow White was released in June but is perhaps best known lately for the gossip that emerged regarding a romantic relationship between Stewart and the film's older, married director, Rupert Sanders. The news of Stewart being dropped from the studio's sequel plans is inevitably being connected to that tabloid story, though of course there's no confirmation that that's the reason for this decision. (It's not known whether or not Sanders will return for the sequel, but seeing as he doesn’t have a option to return for the sequel we pretty sure if the film does move forward it would be without him.)

Screenwriter David Koepp had been hired to write the Snow White sequel but is "being settled out of his rich contract." The studio is looking for a new scripter.

Meanwhile, the L.A. Times disputes THR's above report, claiming Universal "insists that plans for a second movie centering on the Huntsman character played by Chris Hemsworth are proceeding and that Stewart’s Snow White could still be a character in that film, despite reports that suggested otherwise."

Either way, we still think the best way to move this film sequel forward is with the Huntsman regardless of this whole affair situation.

Repunzel and the Huntsman, Red Riding Hood and the Huntsman, Sleeping Beauty and the Huntsman, Robin Hood and the Huntsman, we could go on and on, but there’s no need.

The world that was created in Snow White and the Huntsman is a interesting one, and we would be stoked to see a better story told of another iconic character with the help of the huntsman in it.

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