Snow White and the Huntsman sequel

Snow White and the Huntsman

Let’s get this straight right off the bat, the normally-reserved Kristen Stewart is pumped about returning for the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. After all sorts of back-and-forth chatter after the, ahem, scandal involving Ms. Stewart and the film’s director, Rupert Sanders, it’s finally been confirmed that Stewart will return for the new film (Sanders, however, will not). And Stewart is psyched about the new project – so psyched, in fact, that she can’t seem to hold her tongue or watch her language when it comes to the project. Stewart told ET (via ComingSoon), “Oh, it’s gonna be f***in’ amazing. No, I’m so excited about it, it’s crazy. I’m not allowed [to talk about it]. The other day I said that there was a strong possibility that we’re going to make a sequel, and that’s very true, but everyone was like, ‘Whoa, stop talking about it.’ So no, I’m totally not allowed to talk about it.” Whoa! When it comes to Stewart’s thoughts on if a sequel is justified, the actress (obviously? she wants the job, right?) said, “Oh my God. F***, yeah. Absolutely. And we’ve got a really amazing… [smiles] So, yeah. It’s all good. [laughs]” An amazing what? What is going on here? Whatever it is, at least the film’s leading lady is excited about the possibilities, though it’s still not clear who else will be returning, who is going to direct, and who has actually penned the final draft of the screenplay, so consider our […]

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Consider this major “with a grain of salt” news, particularly since it runs diametrically opposite to another rumor that hit the wire back in August. Radar Online reports (via Hollywood News) that despite an earlier report that Kristen Stewart would not be a part of the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, while director Rupert Sanders would be returning (it’s important to note that Universal firmly rebuffed the news at the time), just the opposite has proven true. The outlet reports that “the actress has signed on to reprise her role in Snow White and the Huntsman, but director Rupert Sanders…won’t be a part of the project.” Strangely, when the first rumor was reported, it also held that the project was being reshaped as a more Huntsman-centric sequel, to the point that screenwriter David Koepp was out and set to be replaced by a new scribe. The Radar story continues on to claim that “the script has already been written and production will begin late next year.” Which sounds awesome and all, but who the heck wrote that script and who is going to step in to direct?

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Despite somewhat middling reviews and critics and pundits everywhere asking “who the hell is this film for?,” Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with (or at least looked at). The film has so far made nearly $120m in worldwide receipts in the last week and a half, and it opened to a surprising $56m first weekend in the U.S. alone. The studio set screenwriter David Koepp to pen a sequel back in April, but it’s still been a bit of a wait-and-see as to whether the studio would actually charge ahead with a new installment. Now Deadline Dark Forest reports that Universal is indeed plunging back into the thick of the gritty revisionist fairy tale, with the studio “making all the moves that indicate another chapter is in the offing, and on a fast track.” Koepp is still on the screenwriting beat, and Universal is reportedly interested in bringing back Rupert Sanders to direct (the film was the commercial director’s first feature). While Sanders has yet to commit, he’s apparently “interested” in the job, though he does have the same kind of optioned deal that would bring him back for another go – not like the actors from the film, who do (though Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth are clearly part of that package, it’s unclear if Charlize Theron is).

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