Here is more news on Snow White and the Huntsman's squeal.
Snow White & The Huntsman may have been a hit, but it didn't have the easiest time getting a sequel greenlit!
But despite the controversy surrounding the original's production, the show must go on! Universal announced today that the sequel is slated for release in 2015!
As we previously reported, Kristen Stewart will be reprising her role as the fairest of the mall- or wait, was that the fairest of them all? OMG, that makes so much more sense now! LOLz!
His godliness Chris Hemsworth will also be back, and from what we hear will be taking more of a leading role!
As for Rupert Sanders, he will officially NOT be returning as director!
Sounds like we'll just have to get happily ever after without him!
These past few weeks have not been kind to Universal: the studio could use some good news, following the mediocre domestic box office returns for Battleship. Fortunately, the studio’s prospective franchise starter, Snow White and the Huntsman, has so far proven to be a worthy gamble, after pulling in $118 million worldwide during its first week of theatrical release (with openings in multiple lucrative international markets still on the horizon).
Rumblings about Universal’s plans for Snow White to be the first chapter in a trilogy leaked out nearly a year ago. In the months proceeding the film’s release, additional reports began trickling in, suggesting that the sequel(s) will focus more on the nameless Huntsman, as played by The Avengers‘ Chris Hemsworth. (That idea makes sense after you see the movie – more on that later.)
Deadline has learned that a followup to Snow White and the Huntsman is indeed being fast-tracked, with big-name screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man) already at work on the first script draft (that story broke about a month ago). Universal is also looking to bring back director Rupert Sanders to helm the sequel, as his deal for the first film did not include a sequel option (unlike the main stars).
Snow White and the Huntsman (read our review) offers a lot of unique visual splendor, so Sanders’ return for the sequel would come as welcome news. However, the film’s script was (in our opinion) half-baked, leaving far too many plot threads dangling, to be resolved in later installments.
Furthermore, with the exceptions of the Huntsman and Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), most of the film’s characters were not properly fleshed-out. As was discussed on the SR Underground Podcast, Snow White (Kristen Stewart) ended up being little more than a glorified plot device – with Stewart stuck having to just run around and react to her fantastical surroundings (as opposed to being allowed a three-dimensional personality).
That’s all to say: there’s certainly room for improvement in the followup. With a capable storyteller like Koepp (whose hits outnumber his misses), and Sanders possibly returning armed with more experience, the Snow White sequel could actually fulfill on that potential.
We’ll keep you updated on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel as the story develops.
The fairest of them all is making her comeback in 2015.
At CinemaCon, Universal announced it is making a sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” with Kristen Stewart reprising her fairy-tale role.
A follow-up to the blockbuster movie, which raked in nearly $400 million worldwide, seemed in jeopardy due to the off-screen scandal involving Stewart and director Rupert Sanders. He will not be returning to helm the sequel.
After some initial reports that the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) would be the focus of a second movie, it looks like Snow White is once again the heroine of the story. There are no details about the potential plot, or who else might return. Hemsworth seems likely, as does Sam Claflin as William. But Charlize Theron probably won’t be back as the first movie’s vanquished villain, Ravenna. (Though, in a land with magic, you never know.)
“Oh, it’s gonna be f----n’ amazing,” Stewart told Indiewire of the sequel in December. “No, I’m so excited about it, it’s crazy.”
So Kristen Stewart is going to be in the ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ sequel after all. It was all up in the air after she was caught bumping uglies with the director the first time around. Rumor has it Kristen will be back, but the director will not (which really is too bad, because he did a great job the first time around).
Anyway, at CinemaCon this week, Universal confirmed that the SWATH sequel is a go – and Kristen’s in it.
Looks like Snow White is still the fairest of them all. After months of speculation about a possible Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson confirmed that the studio is indeed planning a second installment of the movie, which starred Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in the title roles.
Fogelson announced the news at a CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday, April 16. The film is apparently in development for a targeted 2015 release date.
Last summer, Stewart’s future with the franchise seemed uncertain after she and director Rupert Sanders were caught cheating on their respective significant others. She was in a relationship with her Twilight costar Robert Pattinson at the time; he was married to model Liberty Ross, who played Snow White’s mother in the movie. (Ross has since filed for divorce.)
In December, however, the actress suggested to Indiewire that she was “absolutely” on board for a sequel but under strict instructions not to talk about it. “It’s gonna be f–kin’ amazing. I’m so excited about it, it’s crazy,” she gushed. “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.”
There’s no word yet on the plot of the second film, or who from the original will be returning. Sanders is reportedly not directing, but the cast members’ fates are still up in the air.
2015! That seems so far away! Won’t we be in flying cars by then?
Here are more pictures of Robert and Kristen lovin it up at Coachella. Yes, they’re still together. No, I don’t get it.
- ↑ Plus there is more news on on the topic, http://perezhilton.com/2013-04-16-kristen-stewart-chris-hemsworth-snow-white-and-the-huntsman-2-sequel-2015-release#.UW-ETqJmh8E Rupert Sanders, is not returning, Due to what had happened with the first one.
- ↑ Here is more news about it, http://screenrant.com/snow-white-huntsman-2-sequel-sandy-177964/ and who is ready for number two.
- ↑ And Here it confirms it again, http://news.moviefone.com/2013/04/17/snow-white-and-the-huntsman-sequel-release-date_n_3102452.html, and it seems to get even more better.
- ↑ So, it confirms that Kristen Stewart has been cast as Snow White http://icydk.com/2013/04/17/kristen-stewart-confirmed-for-snow-white-the-huntsman-2/ and she is an awesome choice to.