Are “Snow White and The Huntsman” producers giving Kristen Stewart the cold shoulder? On Thursday, Us Weekly reported that the 24-year-old actress, who portrayed the iconic Snow White character in the 2012 fantasy action film, is not listed on the press release for the upcoming sequel, “The Huntsman.”
Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth will reprise their roles as evil witch Ravenna and The Huntsman Eric in the new Universal film, which will center on how their characters first met before Snow White came into the picture. Ah, that explains it! A prequel!
Fans of the first flick may remember Stewart’s scandalous affair with the movie’s married director, Rupert Sanders. The actress was also dating twilight hunk Robert Pattinson at the time, causing a tabloid frenzy. But the affair doesn’t seem to play a part in the omission of Stewart in the new film. Snow White simply wasn’t around during the time period that will be portrayed in the second movie.
Still, fans will likely miss Stewart as the iconic Snow White. In 2012, she described her strong character to Seventeen, saying, “She's definitely a born leader. It's literally pumping through her veins, but it's being taken from her. She's just been so stolen from.”
Early on, Stewart even seemed to be under the impression that she would star in the “Snow White and the Huntsman” sequel. In an interview with Indiewire shortly after the first film was released, the actress expressed excitement over the sequel movie, but said she was not allowed to give any details on it.
“The other day I said that there was a strong possibility that we’re going to make a sequel, and that’s very true, but everyone was like, ‘Whoa, stop talking about it.’ So no, I’m totally not allowed to talk about it,” she said. And now we know why.
Of course, Stewart isn’t the only “Snow White and the Huntsman” alum missing from the upcoming film. According to Cinemablend, Sanders is out, too, and writer-director Frank Darabont (“Walking Dead”) will take over.
“The Huntsman” isn’t slated to hit theaters until April 22, 2016, so fans will have a long time to mourn the loss of Stewart’s Snow White.