Universal is denying the reports circulated yesterday that they have stopped production on a sequel to 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and that Kristen Stewart has been dropped from any follow-up.
Digital Journal reported yesterday that news reports were stating that Hollywood star Kristen Stewart, KStew, of the Twilight Saga had been dropped from the sequel of Snow White and that Universal would most likely focus on a spin off Huntsman movie starring just Chris Hemsworth.
The reasons cited for her being dropped were her 'indiscretion' with director Rupert Sanders and poor box office sales of Snow White and the Huntsman. However, The Hollywood Reporter cited unnamed sources on Tuesday when claiming that Universal had decided to drop Stewart from the sequel.
A contrary story is being published widely today by USA Today and other online news sources but as yet has not appeared on The Hollywood Reporter site.
Deadline New York report that Universal Pictures "has taken the unusual step of outright denying a Hollywood Reporter story that Kristen Stewart had been dumped from the sequel to Snow White And The Huntsman."
The site quotes Universal Co-Chairman Donna Langley as saying:
We are extremely proud of Snow White And The Huntsman and we’re currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false.