Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel Is Actually a Prequel, Will Focus on the Huntsman and Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen
Not sure if want.
We heard last month that Frank Darabont might be directing a Snow White-less follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman, and lo and behold, Universal just confirmed it. But what’s that? It’s a prequel? And there’ll be more of Charlize Theron’s evil queen who, according to most people who saw Snow White, was its best part? I’m listening.
Reads the official press release:
The fantastical world of 2012’s global hit SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN expands to reveal how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in a new epic action-adventure, THE HUNTSMAN. Three-time Oscar® nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile[, showrunner of season one of The Walking Dead]) directs and wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale from the legendary saga.
Ditching the lady lead: Bad. Changing the title to The Huntsman: Bad. More Ravenna… I think I just heard at least a few of our commenters clutching their bosoms and making a note to clear their schedule on April 22nd, 2016, when The Huntsman is set to come out.
I never actually saw Snow White and the Huntsman, so I have to admit to having no personal investment in it as a movie. But what do you guys think?