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With remakes, adaptations of classic screen properties, and dark takes on beloved fairy tales taking residence in today’s cinemas, Hollywood can set up a tent pole faster than you can say, “prestigious indie flick.” On that note, this following bit of news shouldn’t have been a surprise in the least, but for whatever reason, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
The upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, which has Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) attached to the titular roles, might be on track to become the first in a trilogy if Joe Roth, the film’s producer, has any say in the matter.
Entertainment Weekly quotes a recent statement from the producer:
“It’s meant to be the first in a series of films. This story will end, but there will be questions remaining for these three characters.”
The “three characters” bit is particularly intriguing because it’s not quite clear who Roth is discussing. We can assume that he’s talking about the characters played by Stewart and Hemsworth for two of them, but who’s that third character? Is it the Evil Queen played by Charlize Theron? The dashing prince brought to life by Sam Clafin?
Given the aim at the teen and young adult demographics with Stewart and Hemsworth, I’d bet on Clafin returning. While Theron is a terrific actress who always brings her A-game to the table, it’s doubtful that younger audiences would care more about her as a potentially complex villain than an erroneous love triangle between attractive people (Twilight, anyone?).
Roth wants the sequels, tentatively titled Snow White and the Infinite Sadness and Snow White’s Finest Hour, to hit cinemas in 2014 and 2016.