Currently delighting the crowds at Comic-Con Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman panel is showing a lot of early proof of concept footage and some character art along with the Q&A.

Our man in San Diego is liveblogging the event right now and from his comments is looks as though this film is making good on its promise to be a ‘darker, grittier’ take on the fairy tale while the rival Snow White film with Lilly Collins is apparently being played more for laughs.

Charlize Theron tells us that she’s playing the character of the Queen as a serial killer and Kristen Stewart’s Snow White is done up ala Tim Burton’s Alice, in full armour.

The studio are also releasing the character art online, check below for the first pictures of Stewart, Theron, Hunstman Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin.