Despite the horrible dialogue, the lack of cohesive story, and dragged out scenes, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ still managed to make enough money to warrant a sequel. According to Deadline, Universal has started to make moves to get the ball rolling on the next installment of the franchise by getting ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Spider-Man’ scribe David Koepp to write the script and by talking to director Rupert Sanders to return.
While the stars of the movie, Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart, are optioned for two more sequels to the reimagining of the classic Snow White tale, Sanders is not. However, he has shown interest in returning, and why wouldn’t he? ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ was his feature debut and he’s in demand because of it. Since he hasn’t chosen his next movie to work on yet, I guess the studio is trying to scoop him up early before a more appealing project scoops him up.
While I don’t see a reason for a sequel, Hollywood is in the business of franchises these days. At the very least, I hope the filmmakers will learn from the mistakes of the first one. By getting Koepp, who knows his way around a franchise, to write the script, they’re already on the right track to fixing so many things that were wrong in the original.
‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ had the potential to be the better of the two Snow White movies this year, but because the dialogue was so bad, the scenes never ended, the payoff at the end of the movie was unsatisfying, and there wasn’t much character development, the movie fell flat. If only they had explored Ravenna, the evil queen played by Charlize Theron, a bit more or condensed the movie down to 90 minutes instead of 127 minutes, or even utilized the comedic relief with the dwarves more, then it might have been bearable. The fight scenes were good and the actors worked well with what they had, but overall the weakest link was Evan Daugherty’s script. I mean, The Huntsman was supposed to mentor Snow White in the art of war. He taught her how to use a knife in one scene. That’s it. Ugh… I really wanted this movie to be good, but you can’t always get what you want. ‘Mirror Mirror’ was the superior Snow White retelling this year. Hopefully Universal won’t rush this sequel so that it can full develop and live up to all the potential that it has.