Frank Darabont to Helm 'Snow White' Sequel But No Kristen Stewart
Just as was rumored in 2012, it looks like Kristen Stewart won't be back for the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal Pictures, meaning the film will focus on a story involving Chris Hemsworth as the other title character. In all honesty, this is probably a better option anyway since Hemsworth has become a bigger star thanks to his role as Thor in Marvel's cinematic universe, and Stewart seemed to hold the first film back a bit (that and a bland story). But maybe we'll get something good since The Wrap also reports The Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont will be at the helm this time.
A deal isn't finalized yet but, he's the studio's choice to take the job, beating out Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama) for the gig. However, a script still has to be finalized, and that might include a cameo for Stewart to pass the torch or fill any gaps in the story. This likely means that the title won't include Snow White, with a focus on the huntsman. One other returning character is said to be that of Charlize Theron as the evil queen, so it'll be interesting to see how she escapes from her magic mirror that she became trapped in at the end of the first film. We're not sure this needs a sequel, but Universal disagrees.