Has actress Kristen Stewart been dropped from the sequel to the successful 2012 film “Snow White and the Huntsman”? Technically, no. Universal Studios has decided against doing an actual sequel to the popular film, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” proved successful at the box office generating nearly $400 million in ticket sales on a budget of $170 million. However, studio executives are replacing the first film’s screen writer David Koepp who is dissatisfied with the direction the sequel was taking. As it now appears, the film that will follow “Snow White and the Huntsman” is a spin-off focusing on the Huntsman character played by Chris Hemsworth. The studio does not envision any role for Stewart in this film.
The 22-year-old Stewart was discovered to be having an affair with the director, 41-year-old Rupert Sanders.
The affair was publicly embarrassing for her boyfriend Robert Pattinson whom she co-starred with on the hugely successful franchise of “Twilight” movies. In all fairness, it is not certain that the interpersonal dynamic of Stewart and Sanders played a role in the direction the film has taken.
Universal Studios would like to build a successful franchise on the “Snow White” movie but seems unable to determine how to best do that.
Kristen Stewart Dropped from ‘Snow White’ Sequel Plans (Exclusive)