SWATH Sequel To Become Huntsman Spin-Off; Kristen Stewart Dropped
THR reports that Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart will not return for the originally planned sequel, and now the follow-up will become a spin-off focusing on Chris Hemsworth's character instead. Read on for more details..
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart will not return for the originally planned sequel and that Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman will get his own spin-off film instead. This news comes following the aftermath of the recent romantic affair Stewart had with the married Rupert Sanders (the director of the first film). Sources with ties to the production of the follow-up also claim Sanders will return for the sequel, though nothing is completely certain just yet. David Koepp, the writer of the first film, is not set to return due to the drastic change in the franchise's direction. A Universal Spokeswoman states "The studio is currently exploring options to continue the franchise" . Universal is now searching for a new writer for the spin-off and are also hoping to begin filming next July, when Thor star Chris Hemsworth becomes available.
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