This is honestly very surprising to me.
Universal has stated that Kristen Stewart will not be reprising her role as Snow White in the announced sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. The way the studio put it was that she is not being invited back for the sequel and they are "exploring options to continue the franchise." So in other words, they are basically choosing to not exercise the sequel options in her contract and/or buying her out. Writer David Koepp has also been booted from the sequel despite being previously attached and already starting a script. The script Koepp was working on apparently was going to feature Snow White in 2 movies as a main character and then spin-off to The Huntsman for the third movie. However, kicking Stewart out of the franchise only after one movie pretty much blows that idea up which is why they kicked Koepp out as well. The new rumor is the second movie will be the spin-off for The Huntsman and it will just go from there. Either way I think they are going to have to re-cast Snow White. It's kind of hard to do a Snow White franchise without Snow White.
This comes only a couple weeks after Stewart was caught cheating with Snow White and the Huntsman's director Rupert Sanders. It is still unclear on whether Sanders is returning for the sequel but sources claim he is still attached to direct and one of his stipulations could have been to not have Stewart involved in any way, shape, or form. The rumor mill is stating that Universal is looking for a new writer and is looking to begin filming the sequel in July when Chris Hemsworth becomes available again. Again, that is a rumor for now. There is no official announcement from Universal that a sequel is even happening for sure. It was given the green light but that doesn't always mean a movie is actually going to happen.
Like I said this is shocking to me. Out of all the famous and not so famous cheaters in Hollywood I don't see why Kristen Stewart seems to be getting nothing but the short end of the stick. I don't think she was right in doing what she did but for it to have such a drastic effect on her career after only 2 weeks is pretty ridiculous. When Angelina Jolie stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston her career surged. Tiger Woods is still winning golf tournaments, David Letterman still has his late night show, Josh Duhamel still has Fergie, etc.. Kristen Stewart isn't my favorite actress out there, but she shouldn't have her career ruined by this shit. Hollywood is being incredibly hypocritical about this scandal.
It is now being claimed that Stewart was not dropped from the Snow White sequels because she was never officially attached to begin with despite having a sequel clause in her contract. The new story is Universal is exercising an option to flip a 180 and focus solely on The Huntsman and not Snow White.
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