The sequel/spinoff to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman will focus on Christ Hemsworth’s Huntsman. Kristen Stewart (who played Snow White) is not set to return however. Despite this behind the scenes upheaval, the movie is still set to be released on schedule and a new director will be announced next week.
Following her win at this year’s Critics Choice Awards – you can find more about that by clicking here – Edge of Tomorrow star Emily Blunt has entered talks to join the cast of The Huntsman in a villainous role.
The sequel sends the Huntsman on a quest to find the magic mirror (which has been stolen), forcing him to face not only his past but the evil Snow Queen who’s set on avenging her sister Ravenna’s death.
The Snow Queen is the role that Blunt is in talks to take, and Charlize Theron IS expected to return as Ravenna. Darabont actually wrote the current draft of the screenplay, but whether or not that will now go through any changes remains to be seen. The Huntsman will be released on April 22nd, 2016.