While we’re putting this in rumor territory, the buzz around is so strong, we have a feeling it’s probably true. Kristen Stewart‘s affair with director Rupert Sanders and subsequent, alleged, break-up with Robert Pattinson has had so much fallout already, that this development could be part of the afterburn. It is being said the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel is being canned by Universal and that a new film fashioned on the Huntsman’s story is being touted. Which means it’s all about Chris Hemsworth. The gossip mill is in overdrive saying that Kristen is not going to be involved at all in the spinoff, if its given the green light. Whether Sanders is going to be involved is as yet unclear. What we do know is that screenwriter David Koepp, is being bought out of his contract. By that we mean, he’s going bye-bye. Koepp had been hired to write the Snow White sequel, and the fact that a new writer is going to be hired instead of him, is quite a strong indication that a new storyline is being discussed. A Universal rep has even said, “The studio is currently exploring options to continue the franchise.”
This story doesn’t seem to be unlikely. Snow White is where Stewart and Sanders met and obviously the space where their “affections” for each other grew. And the affair has been met with such universal censure that its natural that studios would get antsy. But is it fair? That’s a whole different argument altogether. We do agree that having Sanders and Stewart together on a project would be toxic. At the same time, we also have to take into consideration that Universal hasn’t exactly announced what they’re planning to do — and if there is going to be a sequel at all. “Exploring options” doesn’t translate into a film being made. So before anyone goes around saying Stewart’s being canned proper, we’re going to have to wait and see what sort of film Universal is going to go ahead with — if they’re going ahead at all — sequel or spinoff?
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