Oh man, welcome to Kristen Stewart‘s Bummer Summer. It’s just one thing after another for her, isn’t it? The latest thing? It looks like she just got fired from being Snow White in the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Total bummer.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Universal has decided to shelf its planned Snow White and the Huntsman sequel and is instead focusing on a solo Huntsman movie starring Chris Hemsworth. Kristen Stewart will not be invited to return if the follow-up goes forward.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the sequel to June’s Snow White, which starred Stewart, Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, is being reconceived as a spinoff movie. It’s unclear whether director Rupert Sanders will return, though one source with ties to the production says he will. However, screenwriter David Koepp, who had been hired to pen the continuation of the original film, is being settled out of his rich contract, according to sources, as the project is being transformed into something other than the movie that Koepp had been hired to write.
“The studio is currently exploring options to continue the franchise,” a Universal spokeswoman says.
On one hand, I get where they’re coming from with this. Everybody hates Kristen Stewart right now, and we haven’t been able to figure out if she’ll be able to make a comeback or not. I would imagine that nobody wants to be the first person to test that out. At the end of the day, it’s a business, and Kristen’s a pretty big risk right now. But on the other, more emotional hand, I think this really sucks. Especially if Rupert Sanders gets to come back and direct this movie.
But I do remember hearing that Chris Hemsworth was going to get his very own movie all about the Huntsman before the whole cheating scandal, and according to this article, it looks like the original plan was to to a true sequel to the first movie with Kristen and THEN do the Huntsman spinoff, so it’s not like they just pulled this idea out of thin air. And personally, I think I’d enjoy the Huntsman movie more than another one with Kristen. But still, what Kristen Stewart does with her vagina shouldn’t have this big of an impact on her career.
It’s a lot to consider, isn’t it?