If you haven’t heard by now, Kristen Stewart self admitted that she cheated on her long time boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. So now you know that backstory. Well, as it turns out today a THR report claims inside sources at Universal state that Kristen Stewart will not return to star in the sequel. Rupert Sanders is devastated…well, probably.
The sources state that Kristen “will not be invited to return if the follow-up goes forward” and “the studio is currently exploring options to continue the franchise.” And it’s not clear whether or not Rupert Sanders will return for the sequel either.
So word is now that Universal will move forward without the Snow White character and will instead focus solely on The Huntsman and his trials and tribulations. Those same sources also claim that the plan before Stewart’s admitted slut-ho-bagness was to have two more Snow White films and then give The Huntsman his own spin-off title. I guess they’ll just be moving ahead of schedule now.
To me, this isn’t really that big of a deal. Stewart’s star is fading in Hollywood and she’s as wooden as wooden can be as an actress, and Chris Hemsworth is a much bigger movie star now anyways. The Huntsman is a much more interesting character as well.
Universal also announced that Snow White and the Huntsman writer, David Koepp – who had been hired to write the sequel as well, has had his contract bought out. So the studio is now looking for a new writer and possibly a new director.
HEY UNIVERSAL! HIRE GUILLERMO DEL TORO, LIKE YESTERDAY!!!
I’ll keep you guys posted on any further developments.