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Monday, June 11, 2012

Snow White to get "evil and corrupt" in SWATH sequel

MTV News sat down and spoke with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders about the upcoming sequel to the film. As we learned this past week, Universal Pictures has officially given the green light to a sequel due to the overwhelming (and somewhat surprising) success of the film starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. Along with this news the studio is also in talks with Sanders to return to direct the sequel and although none of the actors are bound by contract to appear in a sequel, the clauses are in place and they can return if they choose to. Due to the success I doubt anyone would turn down the chance to return for a second film.

Sanders told MTV that he plans on including the theme of abusing power when it comes to Snow White's rise to the Queen. If you saw Snow White and the Huntsman you know that Snow White defeats the Evil Queen (in this case it was Queen Ravenna) and takes her rightful place on the throne. Sanders suggests that the film would focus on Snow White's struggle to maintain her power fairly and that it would center around her becoming corrupt and abusing the enormous amount of power she was suddenly given. To quote Rupert Sanders directly:

"I think the corruption of power would be the second one. I think we've created this very chaste girl who's got to this position and now she's in this position of supreme power. We wanted to be contemporary with the theme here and I think in the next film we'll do the same... People who get powerful sometimes lose their bearings and abuse that power and that's kind of an intoxicating theme."

However... this is not set in stone. Sanders hasn't even officially been attached to the sequel and none of the actors have signed onto another project so this is all speculation and hearsay for right now. I do think that sounds like an awesome storyline, though. I didn't fully dislike Snow White and the Huntsman so I am interested to see what they will do with it next. I just hope the sequel has a better script.

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