‘The Huntsman’ Only Has Room For Two Out of Seven of Those Friendly Dwarfs
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 dwarfs, either—well, it won’t bring back all seven of them, anyway. Instead, the upcoming sequel will only have two of the dwarfs, as if Universal looked at the sequel and said, “No dwarfs, thanks. You know what? On second thought, we’ll take just a couple, you know, on the side.”
Universal recently hired visual effects specialist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to replaced Frank Darabont as director on the sequel, which will feature Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as the Huntsman, along with Charlize Theron returning as the evil queen, Ravenna. Deadline reports that the dwarfs, including Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, and Toby Jones, will not be reprising their roles in the sequel, partially because the film only calls for two of the seven dwarfs. Marsan is currently busy with the Showtime series ‘Ray Donovan,’ while Jones and Frost have passed on returning.
We don’t know much about ‘The Huntsman,’ although it was recently reported that Universal is eyeing Emily Blunt to play the role of Ravenna’s sister, the Snow Queen, who is out to avenge her sister’s death. With that being the case, it’s unclear how Theron’s Ravenna will appear in the film—either via flashback or some sort of supernatural/witchy revival.
‘The Huntsman’ is set to hit theaters on April 22, 2016.