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This year’s San Diego Comic-Con proved to be a huge one for actress Kristen Stewart. Leading the fantasy romance franchise “The Twilight Saga” serves as her big claim to fame, and while she’s tackled a variety of features, she isn’t looking to leave the fantasy genre anytime soon. Next year she appears in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman as the titular maiden, alongside Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman, Sam Claflin as the prince and Charlize Theron as the Queen.
But Stewart isn’t the only actress looking to be the fairest one of all. Lily Collins, who’s starred in The Blind Side and Priest, will play Snow White in a still-untitled film for Relativity. Armie Hammer stars as the dashing prince and Julia Roberts steps into the role of the Evil Queen.
Below you can see images of Collins and Stewart, both portraying Snow White for their respective features. Debuting at Comic-Con, the image of Lily Collins comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly while that of Stewart and the rest of the main characters in "Huntsman" come via Heat Vision.
Although both actresses are playing the same Brothers Grimm character, it’s clear that the interpretations – and probably the films themselves – will be completely different. Collins is depicted as mild, gentle-hearted, and bright, even though a statement from the actress herself suggests she might not stay that way:
‘She’s very much that fairy tale princess we’ve all read about in books [but] she’s been modernized in a way that she becomes a fighter in the end.’”
It sounds like Collins' Snow White will have some fight in her thanks to circumstance, but it looks like Stewart’s Snow White was born ready to fight. Armed with a shield, sword, and suit of armor, Stewart looks more like a somber Joan of Arc than any endangered maiden that we read about – or saw Disney movies about – growing up.
The color choices also imply what might be in store for both of these films. In her still, Collins’ attire boasts mostly bright colors that express a fairy tale fantasy world and symbolize cheerfulness and joy. Stewart’s, however, is darker and completely serious, suggesting a much grittier film. (Check out images of the other characters below).
No matter which way you look at the dilemma, you'll see two extremely different Snow White-based flicks hit theaters next year. The Collins-led feature on March 16 and Snow White and the Huntsman on June 1.
Which Snow White do you think will be the fairest of them all – or, in this case, the fairer of the two?