There’s been a lot of discussion about who will direct Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ but things seem to be going a little more smoothly for the sequel to Universal’s hit ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘. The 2012 original starred Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in the title roles with a scenery chewing Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen and Sam Claflin as The Prince. The film grossed $400 world-wide, pretty much ensuring a second installment.
The first film was directed by Rupert Sanders, but… er, we all know how that went, so it’s not surprising that he won’t be back for the sequel. So instead, Universal is looking at three new options– Frank Darabont (‘The Green Mile’, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, TV’s ‘The Walking Dead’), Gavin O’Connor (‘Warrior’, ‘Miracle’) and Andy Muschietti (‘Mama‘). O’Conner’s two films weren’t genre, but he was, at least as on 2012 attached to ‘Neverland’ a retelling of the Peter Pan story. Muschietti was attached to Universal’s ‘The Mummy‘ reboot, but has since dropped out of that project, but his relationship with the studio seems intact since they are considering him for this film.
Chris Hemsworth had to turn down the science fiction film ‘Brilliance’ for Legendary in order to return for this sequel, which is slated to go into production once he wraps ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’, which is currently shooting.
Stewart has been staying low-key in smaller, more dramatic movies. She was last seen in ‘Camp X-Ray’ in January and will have a supporting role in ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ due in December. ‘Snow White’ would be a return to bigger budget, high profile movies for her.
Are you looking forward to returning to this magical kingdom?