Kristen is no longer part of the plans for the sequel to ‘SWATH,’ as the studio is turning the follow-up into a film that will focus solely on Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman character, according to a new report! Read on for all the details.
It would be hard to imagine a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman without Kristen Stewart as Snow White, but that’s exactly what Universal, the studio who produced the film, is now planning to do!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel is now being reconceived as a spinoff movie for Chris Hemsworth‘s Huntsman character. While THR reports that it is unclear whether Rupert Sanders, the director of the first film and other half of Kristen’s recent fling, would return to direct, but one source with ties to the production tells them he will.
David Koepp, the screenwriter who had been hired originally to write the sequel, is being let go, according to the report, as the project has turned into something that he wasn’t hired to write. “The studio is currently exploring options to continue the franchise,” a spokeswoman for Universal told the publication.
It is unclear why the decision was made to move ahead without Kristen, as the studio declined to comment to THR. The report does mention that removing Kristen’s hefty salary from the budget for the film would save the production millions.
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