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

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

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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."

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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.


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...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


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