‘The Huntsman’ Brings Back Sam Claflin as Snow White’s Love Interest, But Still No Snow White
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 Wrap reports that Sam Claflin will reprise his role as William, Snow White’s childhood friend and love interest from Snow White and the Huntsman. Claflin, who also appears in The Hunger Games series, will have a small supporting role in The Huntsman, which focuses primarily on Hemsworth’s brawny hero.
Theron is reprising her role as the evil Queen Ravenna, while Blunt will play her sister. Although described as a sequel, The Huntsman sounds like more of a prequel in that it tells the story of how Ravenna and the Huntsman first came across each other before Snow White entered the picture. It’s also been described as a tale of revenge, involving Ravenna’s sister.
Nick Frost will also return for the sequel/prequel/whatever as one of the seven dwarves. The Huntsman is being directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who provided visual effects for the first film and is also set to direct the upcoming Highlander reboot.