According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is working on a movie about Snow White's sister—and she sounds like a real bad-ass.
Although the project lost Kristen Stewart and the new cast still looks fantastic. Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are returning as the Huntsman and Queen Ravenna, with Emily Blunt joining as Ravenna's sister, Freyja and Jessica Chastain as Sara, a Scottish warrior.
We don't wanna see Ravenna angry.
It's a movement that's (thankfully) gaining momentum. Charlize Theron is the latest female Hollywood powerhouse to speak out against gender-based pay inequality.
She is worthy.
Well at least something good came out of the Sony hack—aside from some pretty hilarious PowerPoint presentations, that is. Like the rest of the world, Charlize Theron heard that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams got paid less than their male counterparts for American Hustle. Unlike the rest of us, she was reportedly in a position to do something about it.
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.
Venture into the pretty pink minefield with us!
How do we create a complex woman character who can give girls a choice in who they identify with, but that Hollywood will still regularly produce? And how can we do it while encouraging the qualities of modern feminism, instead of diminishing them?
Snow White? More like no white, am I right, guys? Guys?
Walking Dead's Frank Darabont is reportedly in talks to direct a 2016 sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal Pictures and Roth Films. That title might need some amendments though--the second installment of the franchise is rumored to focus almost exclusively on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman character.
Fact From the Vapor of Nuance
DreamWorks is taking steps to make its live-action adaptation of the venerable Ghost in the Shell
franchise, and they've picked a director with experience in turning lady-led action into undeniable box office success.
It's been a while since we heard anything about Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella
but today, Disney released their first official image (above) plus a synopsis. Check out what Lily James
will be getting up to in the title role after the jump!
i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you
In a discussion with The Daily Beast
, celebrated feminist (or not; your mileage may vary
) and god among superhero movie directors Joss Whedon
was asked why he thinks there are so few female superheroes who have made the jump to film. I would like to cosign his entire response.
The King in the North has been demoted to Prince. Charming, that is.
At last night's Oscars ceremony, Life of Pi took home "Best Visual Effects" and rightfully so, Rhythm & Hues, the company that did the visual effects on the film, did beautiful work that really created the world of the movie. The same can be said of Snow White & The Huntsman, another CGI-laden film Rhythm & Hues did the effects for. Together, those films grossed over a billion dollars. Meanwhile, Rhythm & Hues had to file for bankruptcy and close up shop, so the visual effects community came out to protest what they see as an imbalance at the Oscars last night. The ceremony itself only made things worse.
The speculation that the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman
will be exclusively about the Huntsman has been laid to rest–Kristen Stewart
has confirmed that she will be back for the sequel, though original director Rupert Sanders
i'll just leave this here
Snow White and the Huntsman
debuted top of the box office, eventually garnering nearly $400 million from its theatrical run, and while I didn't have a particularly high opinion of it
, I was happy that yet another an action film with a female lead was getting its money's worth this summer. News of a sequel (disappointingly) featuring the movie's male lead followed quickly, as anyone might expect for a monetarily successful film. What most people probably didn't expect was the news that married director Rupert Sanders
and Kristen Stewart
were having an affair.
If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time
Movies with female leads might make a ton of money at the box office
, and they might be a big enough deal that their posters and commercials are plastered everywhere, and they might star people whom everyone is talking about, but dammit, that doesn't mean you should review them in a newspaper! At least that's the view of the editor who tried to ban movie critic Michael Calleri
from reviewing movies with female leads.
This Makes Sense
Considering Marvel's The Avengers
made over $1.5 billion at the box office
this year we're not too surprised to hear the superhero characters will be filling the streets this Halloween. Yes, they even beat Batman. Again. (That was hard for me to write.) Which other movie characters will you see collecting candy next week? Read on to find out.
With summer interns making their way back to the hallowed halls of education and Jill and I starting to realize just how close New York Comic Con is, we felt it was a good time to take a look back at the good, the bad, and the... wait, that came out this summer? Eugh. I'd repressed it from my memory.
I don’t really need to tell you what’s going on with Kristen Stewart
right now. If you have an Internet connection, you know. She cheated on Twilight
co-star Robert Pattinson
with Rupert Sanders
, the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman
. The scandal has given birth to a plethora of gossip rag covers, a few awkward TV interviews and speculation on how the final film in the Twilight
franchise might be affected by the break-up of its stars.
I don’t want to talk about any of those things.
With everybody—from gossip hubs like Perez Hilton and TMZ to legitimate bastions of entertainment journalism like Variety
and The Hollywood Reporter
—keeping the public informed about the (possibly career-ruining, if reports can be believed) scandal, what gets me most curious about this whole thing is why people care so much.