Update: According to Jeff Wells, no final decisions have been and Universal is “exploring options currently.” The story appeared in the Hollywood Reporter and the studio is backing off.
Earlier: You’d think that the guy who was married and cheated on his wife and two young daughters would be the guy Universal would fire off of Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. Guess again. Who has to take the heat is the woman who broke Robert Pattinson’s heart. It would take bigger balls than these filmmakers have to stand by Stewart, what with all of that green flooding the box office from the Twilight fans who have rallied against Stewart and in support of Pattinson. The fear of losing that filthy lucre has them running scared. Nevermind that Kristen Stewart is the reason the film made any money in the first place. No way it gets to $150 million without her. But that was BEFORE. That was before the worm turned.
She was caught cheating. It is none of our business. But studios looking at the bottom line aren’t chasing morality; they don’t care if they come off as sexist because, you know, once there’s blood in the water, once the sharks start circling somebody has to go down.
The idea is that The Huntsman will go off and have his own story that doesn’t involve Snow White. He was really nothing more than a love interest, though, the least interesting character, whether eye candy or not. Knowing the public as I do, and know how fast the news cycles around, women ticket buyers probably would pay money to see The Huntsman chase after some other pretty girl, you know, one that isn’t tainted. They won’t make Kristen Stewart money, though. But it will be respectable. More importantly, Rupert Sanders can save face and move on. The story:
Universal has decided to shelf its plannedSnow White and the Huntsman sequel and is instead focusing on a solo Huntsman movie starring Chris Hemsworth.Kristen Stewart will not be invited to return if the follow-up goes forward.