Rupert Sanders Will Not Direct The ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ Sequel


It’s been, like, a million years since that Kristen Stewart/Rupert Sanders cheating scandal hit. Things were tense for a while, but (just in time for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) we soon started seeing Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back together again. And again. And again. Rupert Sanders has also been spotted heading to marriage counseling sessions with his wife Liberty Ross, so life is moving on! And that’s probably a good thing. Now we’re getting news about the forthcoming sequel to Snow White And The Huntsman, the film that kinda started it all. Click inside to learn more!

Cinema Blend has the report:

Newly minted film director Rupert Sanders has had a pretty incredible year with some major highs and lows. A celebrated director of television commercials, Sanders made his feature debut this past June with Universal Pictures’ big budget action adventure Snow White and the Huntsman.

While critics… panned the film for its nonsensical plot and dour execution, the CGI-stuffed reimagining of the classic fairy tale went on to earn nearly $400 million dollars worldwide. So, Sanders’ first film was a success for Universal, and plans for a sequel were in the works within weeks of its opening weekend.

Things were looking up for Sanders, and his leading lady Kristen Stewart, who showed she had box office drawing power outside of the Twilightfranchise – but then those photos hit. The scandal that followed was fast and furious with Stewart bearing the brunt of the bad press. In August, while rumors arose that Universal might dump their in-the-works Snow White sequel, Sanders was still attached to the project. But now, Radar Online says Stewart is signed on for the sequel, but Sanders is definitely out.

Their source claims Sanders bowed out of the project “because he is desperately still trying to save his marriage,” but it’s worth pointing out that Sanders has been offered other projects, which may just seem more appealing after all that’s gone down.

It sounds like Sanders is making the right decision here. Can you IMAGINE the drama (real and/or perceived) that would go down if Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart were reunited… on set?! Madness. So yeah, no! I think the director should definitely pursue other projects. And I think those projects should not include Kristen Stewart. Agreed? Good, lol! No, but seriously. Rob is just beginning to heal. And Liberty Ross is… amazing.

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  • Joan

    Frankly, I don’t see how either of them would want to be associated with the SWATH franchise ever again… Their names and SWATH will be associated to the cheating scandal for a very long time. Does Kristen really want to come back to it? I think it’d like willingly bringing the big, fat elephant back into the room. LOL! I feel like it could drag that whole mess into the public/media again. Why not let it go and venture into other projects?

  • laurenl

    Dude, SERIOUSLY! Thank friggin Gawd we can move on from that old tired situation. I loved SWATH and its nice that Rupert was lucky with his first feature film, it was a success. It irritated me to no end when rumors circulated that he was still attached to the sequel and Kristen was dropped, there’s no excuse for that, lets be honest, I didn’t go see the movie for him! Anyway… I hope he and Liberty work it out… for the kiddos sake!

  • laurenl

    Lordy they look like brother and sister!

  • Cupcake

    I agree, I am glad that he’s dropping out & she’s back IN :) Yay!

  • nicole

    am i the only one who is wondering why they’re even bothering with a sequel?

  • Ariel Echeverria

    they should do a prequel about queen ravena!!! forget about those bad actors i want charlize back as queen ravena and her story