Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel is still happening

Frank Darabont is set to Direct ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Sequel, While Kristen Stewart Steps Down from Role of Snow White.

The making of Snow White and the Huntsman 2 (not the official title) appears to be underway, with talks of who should take the reins following previous director, Rupert Sanders’ scandalous departure from the franchise. While the deal has not been set in stone, Frank Darabont is Universal Pictures’ main man for the job with The Walking Dead, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption in his impressive portfolio. The celebrated director has beaten the likes of Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama) for the gig.

But while it seems that Darabont has been brought into the fairytale’s fold, it is rumoured that Kristen Stewart, who plays the title character, Snow White, will not be returning for the film’s second instalment. Instead it is thought that the storyline will focus around the Huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth, and with his role in both Thor and The Avengers, he will no doubt bring a bigger star presence to the film than before. However, the script has yet to be finalized, and with Stewart stepping down from her main role, Universal are thinking of this movie as more of a spin off than a sequel due to the shift in focus from Snow White to the Huntsman – and Darabont’s pitch for how to achieve this is reportedly what convinced the studio that he is the right guy for the job.

In 2012, Stewart previously indicated that she will reprise her role as Snow White, and while that was quite some time ago, The Wrap suggests that she will likely “be limited to a cameo or a handful of brief scenes” to smooth the transition of the main characters along.

The first Snow White movie received a not-so-warm reception, however, Hemsworth’s character was often considered to be one of the film’s best elements. Will the second instalment improve with the dramatic changes to cast and crew? We look forward to finding out.

Snow White and the Huntsman 2 is expected to hit cinemas in 2016.

by Felicity Ramsay

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Miriam says:

If Kristen is not in i wont watch it.

Julie soule says:

Screw that Sequel ! Kristen shouldn’t give that new Huntsman film anything, especially a ” Smooth Transition” !!!!!!