‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Sequel is Moving Forward

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 8th, 2012 at 10:54 am,

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These past few weeks have not been kind to Universal: the studio could use some good news, following the mediocre domestic box office returns for Battleship. Fortunately, the studio’s prospective franchise starter, Snow White and the Huntsman, has so far proven to be a worthy gamble, after pulling in $118 million worldwide during its first week of theatrical release (with openings in multiple lucrative international markets still on the horizon).

Rumblings about Universal’s plans for Snow White to be the first chapter in a trilogy leaked out nearly a year ago. In the months proceeding the film’s release, additional reports began trickling in, suggesting that the sequel(s) will focus more on the nameless Huntsman, as played by The Avengers‘ Chris Hemsworth. (That idea makes sense after you see the movie – more on that later.)

Deadline has learned that a followup to Snow White and the Huntsman is indeed being fast-tracked, with big-name screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man) already at work on the first script draft (that story broke about a month ago). Universal is also looking to bring back director Rupert Sanders to helm the sequel, as his deal for the first film did not include a sequel option (unlike the main stars).

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Kristen Stewart in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Snow White and the Huntsman (read our review) offers a lot of unique visual splendor, so Sanders’ return for the sequel would come as welcome news. However, the film’s script was (in our opinion) half-baked, leaving far too many plot threads dangling, to be resolved in later installments.

Furthermore, with the exceptions of the Huntsman and Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), most of the film’s characters were not properly fleshed-out. As was discussed on the SR Underground Podcast, Snow White (Kristen Stewart) ended up being little more than a glorified plot device – with Stewart stuck having to just run around and react to her fantastical surroundings (as opposed to being allowed a three-dimensional personality).

That’s all to say: there’s certainly room for improvement in the followup. With a capable storyteller like Koepp (whose hits outnumber his misses), and Sanders possibly returning armed with more experience, the Snow White sequel could actually fulfill on that potential.

We’ll keep you updated on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel as the story develops.

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Source: Deadline

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  1. I do see a sequel here, whether some people think there shouldn’t be a sequel I was hoping that there would be as I would like to see how the relationship between the huntsman and snow white develops.

  2. I wasn’t ready for the first one to end so woo-hoo for sequal land. I may be in the minority but I loved the first one. It was gorgeous and I don’t need to be spoon fed dialouge or have every detail spelled out to enjoy a movie. I’d love to see where they take all the tension between Snow White and her Huntsman. Were they panting over eachother? Nope, but they didn’t need to and it was a lovely change to see something subtly built rather than imediatly thrown in our faces.

    • I TOTALLY AGREE , AND I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL

  3. I think Snow White an the hunsman should get together in the next film !!

    • Um that’s never going to happen Chris hemsworth is too goo for a cheating no emotion b****!!!

  4. I think they should do a film on a story on Queen Ravenna showing how she became evil and her hatred for men and goodness who else agrees with me

  5. I loved Snow White and the Huntsman, and your criticism does not make sense (nothing new for you screenranters). On one hand you criticize the script as ‘half-baked,’ with ‘far too many plot threads left dangling’ and in the next breath you explain why: so there can be sequels. The plot was quite sufficient, breath-takingly beautiful and extremely enjoyable to watch. Kristen Stewart did an incredible job, and was as beautiful as anyone could imagine Snow White to be. It was a great movie, and I look forward to the sequel. You people are such snarky jerks.

  6. Would love to see a sequel to Snow White and the huntsman with the same two characters…Chris and Kristin.changing the stars would be an injustice cause there was great chemistry…hopefully the script would involved the two of them romantically of course in the dark forest and the fairy world.

  7. I enjoyed the first film and its pace, as of the director he’s not coming back since his scandal with the main star.

    • He was her boss, I glad he is not coming back.

  8. I wish they would start filming this soon, I cannot wait to see
    Kristen Stewart as a love interest. Chris is Okay, but I hope
    they get a Huntsman closer to her age.

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