Mirror, mirror on the wall, what Snow White sequel is the least Snow White-y of them all?
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
The casting in the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel has been fairly interesting. In addition to the return of Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, the film will also star Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt. That’s a lot of awesome women in one film, but there’s one woman who won’t be returning: Kristen Stewart as Snow White — hence the removal of the character’s name from the title The Huntsman. And while Stewart may not be coming back, her love interest definitely is.
The cast of The Huntsman just got a bit more compelling. In addition to Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt, the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel will also star Jessica Chastain. That’s almost too many awesomely talented people for us to handle. Oh, and Nick Frost will be reprising his role as one of the seven dwarves.
We already knew that ‘The Huntsman’ wouldn’t feature the return of Kristen Stewart’s Snow White (it is called ‘The Huntsman,’ after all), but as it turns out, the film also won’t have many of her friendly dwarves, either—well, it won’t bring back all seven of them, anyway. Instead, the upcoming sequel will only have two of the dwarves, as if Universal looked at the sequel and said, “No dwarves, thanks. You know what? On second thought, we’ll take just a couple, you know, on the side.”
Just last night it was reported that director Frank Darabont has (amicably) parted ways with Universal and ‘The Huntsman,’ leaving the director’s chair empty. It won’t be too long before we find out who’s replacing him, but with the director’s departure comes the potential arrival of a new star: Emily Blunt is in talks to star in the film as Charlize Theron’s sister, the sinister Snow Queen.
Director Frank Darabont has parted ways with Universal and ‘The Huntsman,’ the upcoming sequel to ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ Though judging by Charlize Theron’s involvement, maybe it’s more of a prequel? Universal will have to find a new director for the film, which is reportedly still expected to hit theaters in 2016, regardless of this setback.
In the last couple of months, we learned a whole lot following the massive hacking attack on Sony, including their plans (and non-plans) for Spider-Man, their negotiations with Marvel, and more. But one of the more depressing revelations was found in e-mails detailing how Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence (of all people) were still getting paid less than their male co-stars. Apparently Charlize Theron took note of those e-mail exchanges as well, and has once again asserted how much of a badass she is by reportedly securing equal pay to Chris Hemsworth on ‘The Huntsman.’
For those eager to return to the darkly whimsical world of 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' we have good news: Universal has given 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2' a release date. But that's not all, the upcoming sequel to the 2012 film also has an official, shorter title, ditching Snow White altogether.
A few weeks back, the shortlist of directors up for 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2' was made public and it looks like Universal has now made their choice: Frank Darabont, best known for the much beloved 'The Shawshank Redemption,' is currently in talks to helm the film.