Universal deny that Kristen Stewart has been dropped from 'Snow White 2'
Earlier this week, reports circulated which suggested that Universal were going ahead with a sequel to 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and that it would focus on Chris Hemsworth's huntsman, ditching Kristen Stewart's Snow White.
Given the negative press towards 'Twilight' actress Stewart following her affair with the film's married director Rupert Sanders, the rumours held some water but Universal have denied them flat out.
Speaking with MTV, co-chair of Universal Pictures Donna Langley stated: "We are extremely proud of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and we're currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false."
There were also rumours that Sanders' wife requested that he never work with Stewart again, and with Sanders on board to direct the sequel this does complicate matters.
As does the fact that screenwriter David Koepp is out of the sequel but given that the film has more than doubled back its $170m budget, a follow-up is definitely on the cards for Universal who need to recoup some losses sustained by the underperforming 'Battleship'.
Expect Universal to secure a new writer first before casting choices are fully announced, but shooting has been pencilled in for July 2013.
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