Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Dwayne Johnson Ready To Rustle Up Big Trouble In Little China
Fox is hot for the remake
Sofia Coppola Swims Away From The Little Mermaid
She's no longer directing the live-action Universal tale
New Poster For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Down with President Snow!
Arielle Holmes Finds American Honey
She'll appear with Shia LaBeouf in Andrea Arnold's next film
24 Spin-Off In Development
With a new hero as the focus
Eddie Redmayne Eyed As Fantastic Beasts Lead
Update: He's signed!
Terminator Genisys Clip Drives Online
Everything has changed...
Disney Shuts Down Tron 3
The second sequel won't be hitting the grid for now...
Colin Trevorrow Says He Won't Direct More Jurassic Park Films
'Different directors can give a different taste to each movie'
Roland Emmerich Adds William Fichtner To Independence Day 2
He'll play a top general
Michael Chiklis Gets Rupture
Joining Noomi Rapace in the sci-fi thriller
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 May 2015
American Ultra Red Band Trailer Shoots Online
Jesse Eisenberg is a stone(r) cold killer
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
In The Heart Of The Sea
08 January 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Clouds Of Sils Maria (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Still Alice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Blackhat (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

More Huntsman But No More Snow?
UPDATE: Sequel may yet have Stewart

15 August 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

More Huntsman But No More Snow?

UPDATE: MTV News spoke to Universal co-chair Donna Langley, who said, "We are extremely proud of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and we're currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false."

...

Having more than doubled its not inconsiderable budget at the worldwide box office, it's not surprise that Universal are moving ahead with a follow-up to this year's Snow White And The Huntsman. What you might not expect is that they'd do so without Snow White. That's the word on the street this morning though: it seems that Universal are dropping the Kristen Stewart girl power and re-focusing their energy on a solo spin-off for Chris Hemsworth and his big chopper.

The reasons behind the decision are unclear. Some are speculating that it's arisen from the awkwardness of Stewart's much-publicised affair with director Rupert Sanders, while others suggest that proceeding without Stewart will just shave millions off the budget. She is, after all, something of a hot property on the back of a certain sparkly vampire franchise. That seems arbitrary though, since we can't imagine Hemsworth is cheap these days either.

THR's sources indicate that Sanders is certainly inclined to return for another movie, but screenwriter David Koepp will be departing the project, since it's no longer the one he was contracted to write. Whether a second film will eventually happen at all is looking debatable, but Universal are now looking for a new writer, and hope to start shooting in July 2013, when Hemsworth next has a space in his diary.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Marc Webb May Head To New York
For The Only Living Boy...
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

...Hemsworth
...He was good in Star Trek. More

Posted by Monkiimagic at 13:47 on 16 August 2012 | Report This Post

Just Thor in the woods
As much as I like Hemsworth in the action flicks, he looks the same in all of them with his foppy hair and beard. Thor and the Huntsman are the same character visually just in different clothing. As for the tart, I couldn't really care if she gets the axe cos she is as wooden as a tree acting wise anyway. More

Posted by spamfiend at 17:59 on 15 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: So Hemsworth will have 2 franchises..
Well I think we all know the real reason & I probably doubt it'll happen anyway as I reckon Hemsworth will walk away. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 13:14 on 15 August 2012 | Report This Post

So Hemsworth will have 2 franchises..
where he runs about being all burly, hairy and swinging a weapon at magical creatures. Diversity. More

Posted by VwikusM at 12:36 on 15 August 2012 | Report This Post

And thus begins the end of Stewart's career. Thank. Fuck. More

Posted by clarkkent at 11:48 on 15 August 2012 | Report This Post

Yeah I don't think there was any great potential there. Was a boring film Albet a beautifully looking boring film. Kristen looked the part but didn't bring much to the part. don't know if I could be bothered with a Huntsman movie either would basically just be a Thor movie with an Axe. More

Posted by Fallen Giant at 10:15 on 15 August 2012 | Report This Post

Put the spotlight where it's needed
I think this is a good decision-Snow's story had pretty much finished at the end of the last film, and while I actually had little problems with either her character (development) or Kristen Stewart's actual performanceI am glad that the Huntsman will be getting the story he deserves, as the film actually shoved him sideways once the dwarves turned up and only used him again for a few "key" scenes-it was his name in the title not the dwarves! Hemsworth is a great actor and the portraya More

Posted by jokerjoker2896 at 09:45 on 15 August 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Leigh Whannell
On Insidious Chapter 3, the fate of Jigsaw and dropping the f-bomb

Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)