As is the case with any number of potential sequel starters, at around the one week in release mark a story is planted on a certain reputable site saying the studio is interested in moving forward with the franchise. This is meant trick the audience in thinking, “wait, a sequel? I have to see the first now!” It happened last summer with Green Lantern and while the latest is much more successful, it’s now occurring with Snow White and the Huntsman.
We heard murmurs of one earlier this spring and even news that David Koepp had been commissioned for script duties, now Deadline follows up that Universal is seriously serious about it. Seriously. They’re reportedly “making all the moves that indicate another chapter is in the offing, and on a fast track.” Talks are happening with first-time director Rupert Sanders to return, although he’s not obligated and he has other things on his mind, but they want him. As for the cast, including Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, they’ve both been optioned for a trilogy.
While we were mixed on the film, it’s certainly struck a cord with audiences, nearly crossing the $120 million mark worldwide in just a week, but it still has a ways to go to earn large profits off its reported $170 million budget. Sanders clearly has the visuals downpat, so if Koepp gives him a screenplay to work with, one that includes some actual, fully-realized characters, there’s little reason to be down on this prospect.
What do you want to see in another Snow White, if at all?
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