From Game of Thrones‘ ominous warning “Winter is coming,” to the accidental chaos of crykinetic powers in Disney’s Frozen, to all those super-villains like Captain Cold, Killer Frost, and Mr. Freeze, fantasy literature has been telling us for years that ice and snow is evil. To wit, the message is sent and received once again in this first teaser for The Huntsman: Winter’s War, in which we meet the Ice Queen as the latest cold-related fairy tale villain in this quasi-sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Even without Snow White, it seems that everything in this magic kingdom is far from alright. (more…)
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Back in August we reported that Kristen Stewart, star of the Twilight franchise, was dropped from Universal‘s planned sequel for Snow White and the Huntsman 2 with the studio in favour of going towards a Huntsman-centered sequel. And after all the negative publicity Stewart had with director Rupert Sanders, it was easy to see why.
Who wants that kind of behind-the-scenes history following them into another successful film, right? Well after this weekend’s haul from Twilight: Breaking Dawn -Part 2 – a reported $340.9 million worldwide – Universal has recanted on their dismissal and wishes to bring the actress (and I use that term loosely) back to co-star alongside the Huntsman himself, star Chris Hemsworth.
I guess that leaves Rupert looking forward to Tom Cruise’s Van Helsing reboot, since the studio doesn’t plan on repeating trends, no matter how juicy they were for publicity. Good news about the reported sequel though is that according to Radar Online, production could begin as soon as the end of 2013, with a script by David Koepp.
Seeing as how Kristen really has nothing else going for her right now, she’d be wise to stay with the project. But her axe-wielding counterpart might be an issue. Hemsworth is currently reprising his role as Thor in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, after which he’s onto Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse. And after that Chris is looking to squeeze in time on Stephen Gaghan’s Candy Store before suiting up once again for Joss Whedon and The Avengers 2. So as long as there are no real delays for Chris in the future, we should expect a return to the Snow White and the Huntsman franchise and at least a little quality acting in the sequel.
Source: Radar Online