Snow White and the Huntsman Poster - Kristen StewartSnow White and the Huntsman has been one of the biggest films of the year, and a big success for all involved, not least Universal, with the film taking almost $400m. across the world.

As such, there’s been talk of a sequel ever since its release this summer, but the issue became a little more complicated, following the media’s attention on Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders.

Sanders made a very promising feature directorial debut at the helm of the original, but following the reports over the summer, whether he and/or Stewart would be returning for the sequel was soon called into question, and there was talk of the sequel centring instead on The Huntsman, Chris Hemsworth.

According to an insider speaking to Radar Online, however, it looks like that may no longer be the case, with Stewart reportedly signing on for the sequel, without Sanders returning.

““The script has already been written and production will begin late next year… However, Rupert Sanders definitely won’t be a part of the project. Rupert didn’t want to be a part of it to begin with because he is desperately still trying to save his marriage. The search is still on for a new director.””

The validity of the source’s information is admittedly slightly questionable, especially since the same insider seems to describe Stewart’s current career outlook as though it were in dire straits – when, in fact, we reported earlier this month that she’s in talks to star opposite Ben Affleck in Focus.

There’s also the issue of the script – David Koepp is reported to have written a script for the studio, but he then exited the project amicably with Universal deciding to take things in a different direction.

But as a big fan of the first film this year, I’m really interested to see where the sequel will go, and would love Stewart to return to that world. She gave a brilliant performance as a Joan of Arc-esque version of Snow White, a real heroine, and there are too few leading actresses doing that in Hollywood blockbusters at the moment.

Sanders was announced last month as being attached to direct The Juliet, a sci-fi romance penned by Henry Bean (Noise) that is set up at Sony and New Regency, which seemed to confirm at the time that he wouldn’t be back for the sequel, thus perhaps leaving a little more room for Stewart’s return.

With any luck, we’ll have something concrete for you soon. In the meantime, Stewart can currently be seen in theatres in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which has opened to mammoth numbers at box offices around the world this past weekend.

  • woof

    I think he would have loved to be in the SWATH sequel. But he is not a star, Kristen Stewart is….plus his wife Liberty won’t stand for it, and Kristen for sure wants nothing to do with him for sure, as she is solidily back with her boyfriend Robert Pattison after admitting to a “stupid mistake” and that she was “manipuated” by Rupert. So the report is being way to kind to Rupert for using his power to confuse a star who was looking for credibility in her acting. …just so you know what the real story is peeps

  • jen

    Rupert is too smart to want SWATH. Any connection to that movie is bad news for him. Maybe more to the point, films like The Juliet and the crime drama Universal bought for him sound much more like something he’d be interested in. He’s always talked about wanting to do a sci fi fil like The Juliet.
    It’s interesting that when The Hollywood Reporter claimed Kristen had been booted from Swath but Rupert remained attached, Kristen’s fans cried sexism. Funny how that works. Personally, I wish for Kristen’s sake she stay away from this movie too. Why dredge up all the gossip again? Move on.
    Btw Kristen is not on record as saying she was “manipulated” by Sanders. That’s a fan and gossip rag fueled story.

  • Landen

    Well they cried sexism–and not just the fans did, because she was being publicly excoriated at the time and it seemed liked she was being “fired” while he was being “rewarded” the directorship and not taking any public heat for this part in “affair.”

  • Crystal

    Please can anyone tell me how to download this film on my blackberry ipad?? I’ve been longing to see this!! 🙁

  • Ok

    If you mean free you going to have to transfer it to a Apple application if you want to pay for it just go through iTunes they have it that’s if you have an Apple either way can get it online for like 10 bucks

  • Woof

    Amazon, I believe has it for Blackberry…. You can rent it from Netflix for your phone 100 ways to do it…. you could do it