Kristen Stewart dropped from Snow White sequel

Things are turning from bad to worse for Kristen Stewart. Following her extremely public affair with the married director of her blockbuster, Snow White & the Huntsman, The Hollywood Reporter has now received information from several sources that Universal – the studio that produced the intended franchise-kickstarter – has dropped the young star from the sequel. Instead, THR is reporting that the studio is now planning to retool the sequel towards co-star Chris Hemsworth‘s “Huntsman” character – and away from Stewart completely. Insiders claim that it was always the plan to make a pair of Snow White films and then spin off a Huntsman film, but recent events may have expedited the process. David Koepp, who was hired to write the sequel, has apparently now been settled out of his contract, seeing as the film the studio now intends to make bears no resemblance to the one he’s currently writing.

Though it’s unclear at this point whether Rupert Sanders – the director and half of the romantic scandal – will return, one source claims he will. Interestingly, this comes on the heels of speculation that Sanders was the less likely of the two to return, as he is an easily replaceable director at the beginning of his feature film career. No reason or information is currently available for why Stewart is not returning, or whether it be of her own volition or a decision forced upon her by the studio. Financing may also be a factor, coming off of a recent Forbes claim that Stewart is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. This, in conjunction with the recent scandal and Chris Hemsworth’s increased demand due to The Avengers, may just be all the reason the studio needs to retool the planned franchise. ~Devin Garabedian

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  1. Mel • August 16, 2012 @ 9:15 AM

    This is stupid. They should just change the director and do the Snow White sequel as planned. Serves him right for being so unprofessional.

  2. jeff • August 16, 2012 @ 9:19 AM

    This is surprising. I never would have expected them to drop Kristen Stewart after all the big roles she’s been getting. I guess it wont be a huge deal for her if she’s not in the sequel

  3. bill • August 16, 2012 @ 9:20 AM

    If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

  4. Marsha • August 16, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

    Probably a huge mistake. When movies change their stars or get rid of them completely, they’re no longer worth seeing. Not that Chris Hemsworth isn’t worth going to see.

  5. Sarah • August 16, 2012 @ 9:59 AM

    GOOD! She doesn’t deserve to be in the sequel if she’s just going to dick around with the director. I can’t believe she’s still being cast in other films. How can anyone trust her anymore?!

  6. Charles Mohapel • August 16, 2012 @ 9:59 AM

    Universal should be fair and drop both Kristen Stupid and Rupert Sanders from the Snow White Sequel.

  7. Sarah • August 16, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

    Oh no! The screenwriter has been settled out of his contract just because the idea of the sequel has been changed?! That’s awful!! Why couldn’t they have just let him write the new one? If I were him, I’d be furious with both Kristen and Rupert for putting me out of a job.

  8. Jake • August 16, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

    They shouldn’t have picked Kristen to be Snow White in the first place.. now’s there chance to pick someone who can actually act.

  9. Dee • August 16, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

    Things are looking up for the Huntsman – I would have liked the movie much better if Snow White had actually been better than the queen. And really, it needed a re-write as well.

  10. Dee • August 16, 2012 @ 10:20 AM

    “Sarah on August 16, 2012 9:59 AM GOOD! She doesn’t deserve to be in the sequel if she’s just going to dick around with the director. I can’t believe she’s still being cast in other films. How can anyone trust her anymore?!”

    It’s probably more than just that … it says in the article they were planning a Huntsman movie anyway, so they probably have someone already working on that.

  11. Amanda • August 16, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

    They should both be fired. They’ve both proved they’re cheating, lying pieces of human waste.

  12. Age A • August 16, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

    Her affair has made her toxic…no one will hire her for a role because women now hate her for screwing around on thier handsome hero so they will not want to pay money to see her do anything and will not allow boyfriends to take them to see her in anything.

  13. Just sayin' • August 16, 2012 @ 10:39 AM

    This whole thing is stupid. I bet you anything the cheating scandal got blown way out of proportion. No where is there a rule that a director can’t see the star of his or her film. The fact that he was married obviously make it wrong, but it’s not like they were caught going at it on the set of the film. Now THAT is unprofessional.

    What these people do in the private lives is their business. Why are we letting it affect us by changing movies and making people lose jobs?

  14. Aeryn Lynne • August 16, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

    I’m not even a smidgen of a fan of Kristen Stewart – in fact, she’s the reason why I didn’t watch the first movie yet to begin with (I just don’t like her acting style, and can totally wait for it to hit a cable movie channel to watch for free.)

    That being said – if she’s being fired for sleeping around, then the director should be too. If she is and he’s not, it’ll be one more notch for how sexist Hollywood really is. With that kind of move, they’d pretty much be stating that Stewart lured him into the scandal. *rolls eyes*

  15. Jess • August 16, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

    Thank you Aeryn!! I completely agree. Why the hell would they get rid of Kristen and not Rupert?! I absolutely hate that the media has condemned this girl while Rupert really hasnt suffered anything (except a divorce..). I was never a fan of Kristen in the first place, but the media has literally destroyed her. I get that she’s the more famous of the two and will thus get more attention, but to keep blaming her and putting more and more consequences on her (now including her career) is just insane. If she goes, Rupert should go as well. It’s only fair!

  16. libby • August 16, 2012 @ 10:53 AM

    hurray for a chris hemsworth spinoof of the huntsman. at least one good thing came out of this horrible scandal

  17. JM • August 16, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

    I doubt anyone will miss her

  18. the witch • August 16, 2012 @ 11:08 AM

    I liked her in that movie, and for her being dropped well really it takes two..
    He’s a dick, he has a dick, he is a dick..
    whatever, MIG..MEN IN GENERAL

  19. Itsalwayssomething • August 16, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

    All things considered, I agree 100% that they should both be dropped from the next film. However, I’m not so sure it will destroy her career…maybe just create a bump in the road. If you look back at Hollywood over the years, there have been many, many celebrities who have had affairs on their spouses/boyfriends/girlfriends. They were forgiven and still went on the land big movie roles and grab the occasional award. Liz Taylor is certainly one who comes to mind. And I could name a few more. I think she’ll eventually resurface. It will probably change her as a person. I only hope she changes in a postive way.

  20. Chris • August 16, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

    In the interest of equality, lets all keep in mind that it takes two to tango. If you want to drop one, drop the other too.

  21. Jamie • August 16, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    I think we are missing the bigger point here, THEY WERE/ARE GOING TO MAKE A SEQUEL, this movie was pure unadulterated crap…the only good part was Charlize!

  22. JJ • August 16, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

    Who cares who did what with who, she is a kid… he is a grown married man. Who is the real a$$hole? Besides, It’s their job to show up and make us a good movie. I didn’t mind the first one, liked it more than I actually thought I would. She has a few really great films and what she does with her personal time is her business, right or wrong. Sucks that it has to affect so many people outside of the situation. If the Huntsman looks good, I will see it… if there had been a second and looked good, I would have seen it. If we go to movies and only see the actors, not their characters, you might as well just watch E talk for your date night entertainment.

  23. Eva • August 16, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

    What’s really amazing to me is how much of a story this has blossomed into! An actress sleeping with the director……this is NEWS? It’s been happening for decades! Along with hopefuls sleeping with casting directors, etc. it’s part of how the entertainment industry works! Of course we know it’s wrong on multiple levels, but the way it’s being spun in the news cycles, you would think it’s the first time it’s ever happened and everyone is shocked!
    Get over it everyone. They were wrong, they’ve paid the highest price (the loss of their pre-existing relationships), and also the negative impact on their careers. But this won’t ruin either one of them permanently, and we can only hope it will serve as a “wake-up call” to start living their lives with more respect for themselves and the people in their lives.

  24. NummyNum • August 16, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

    They’re making a huge issue out of this for publicity. They just KISSED each other didn’t they??? Geez!!
    I think it’s like any other person in their working career….what they do outside of work is their own business as long as they’re doing their job properly and adequately. If she wasn’t able to do the part I can see canning her but not just because everybody has to make it their business what she does off the set. She didn’t do this by herself with a manequin…..there was TWO people involved there. Producers should have just continued on with original plans and not make such a big circus out of it all.

  25. Sue • August 16, 2012 @ 12:22 PM

    Total agree with Jess and Aeryn above. Sexist Hollywood where Kristen gets trashed and thrown out but Rupert gets off scotch free. By the way, news reported that his wife has forgiven him so he gets away with it.

    I’m not a Kristen fan but at this point I really feel sorry for her. Yes she made a Huge Mistake and is paying the price for it. But shouldn’t she be aloud a 2nd chance. Plus she doesn’t seem to be getting alot of support.

  26. Melissa • August 16, 2012 @ 12:31 PM

    I’m sure there is more to the story. I can’t see the studio dropping her over a personal indiscretion that the majority of celebrities seem to make on a regular basis. If every Hollywood actress/actor/director that had an affair got fired for it, there would be no more entertainment industry.

  27. Lynda • August 16, 2012 @ 1:07 PM

    Kristen is still young and naive. Don’t be so hard on her – she’ll learn. There have been many actresses before her who have been physically and emotionally seduced by higher-ups in the film industry. However the Director – how many more young actresses will he prey upon? And where’s his respect not only for his marriage vows, but also for his wife and family? He’s the jerk for leading Kristen on. And now he’s getting away with it!

  28. Lisa • August 16, 2012 @ 1:07 PM

    Absolutely stupid idea. She doesn’t deserve to have her career thrashed because of a stupid mistake. HELLO! Hollywood? I dare you to find a perfect person in Hollywood. Yes Chris is a hot commodity right now, but this is just a bad mistake. Further stupidity is firing the screenwriter. Why couldn’t he just re-create the story? Unless there’s some underlying politics going on, which makes sense for Hollywood. I hope Kristen’s career isn’t derailed because of her mistake. Cause we all make them.

  29. Karen • August 16, 2012 @ 1:10 PM

    All scandals blow over. She will get hired again…and by the way, Universal (or whoever is financing the picture) has indicated the above story is not true. Kristen is supposed to be in the next SWATH.

  30. Mona • August 16, 2012 @ 1:27 PM

    THANK GOD!!!! She is a terrible actress. She was terrible in Twilight adn every other movies she’s been in.

  31. Amber • August 16, 2012 @ 1:41 PM

    Just because she cheated in Robert doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t be able to work. I happen to like her as an actress and that will not change because she made a mistake. Everyone should just get over their righteous indignation and leave her alone. I WILL NOT go to the sequel if she is not in it.

  32. Sean • August 16, 2012 @ 1:52 PM

    I personally don’t like her, but she must not be that bad if she’s currently the highest paid actress in Hollywood.

    All that aside, the girl needs to be given a break. These things happen… her career shouldn’t be ruined over it.

    I bet she’ll go away for a while… and come back playing a villain in the next big blockbuster.

  33. Caz • August 16, 2012 @ 2:12 PM

    Honestly, this whole situation just horrifies me, as it shows the double standard that Hollywood holds. The poor girl is going through so much, and although it was severely poor decisions but I hold high respects for her intentions afterwards with the public speech. She was honest with the world, which most celebrities aren’t. It was a breath of fresh air.

    YET this director, is the older and married one (with kids!) and he has not got enough crap for it at ALL. I’ve heard he’s coming back to Direct. His career is fine.. Honestly, HE should have known better than to take advantage of a young actress, who’s vulnerable in acting and relying on him.

    I think she did a phenomenal job with this movie, as well as the director. I don’t think that the audience should be punished otherwise for stupid actions off camera. A stupid decision doesn’t change their abilities. I’m not seeing the sequel, if this is the case.

  34. Trevor • August 16, 2012 @ 2:15 PM

    Kristen Stewart is the most trailer trashy actress alive. She is the sole reason I will never watch Snow White. Ugly, ugly, little monster.

  35. Lisbeth Clark • August 16, 2012 @ 2:29 PM

    It’s the usual misogyny that we, as women, are fighting against. It’s always the woman who is blamed. If a man screws around he’s virile and a manly man. If a woman does that, she’s a whore, she’s no good, she’s trash.

    This is why what the Republicans are doing to women is so dangerous and terrifying. Read *A Handmaiden’s Tale*.

  36. Amanda • August 16, 2012 @ 2:34 PM

    Oh for Christ sake, Lisbeth, calm down. They’re both awful and both have lost their relationships. They’re equally to blame, actually I blame him more but because she’s an actress, we actually have to watch her hideous little face onscreen in movies, and some of us don’t want to see her because the illusion is broken. Every time I see her in a movie, I’ll think of her as a cheater.

  37. Blaze • August 16, 2012 @ 2:53 PM

    THAT’S DISGUSTING!!
    There’s no way I’m going to see that movie! It is NO ONES DAMN BUSINESS what she does in her PRIVATE LIFE!!!!!

    Hold your head up high Kristen… you are human just like they are and you have nothing to be embarrassed about! YOU STILL ROCK!!!

  38. Brittany • August 16, 2012 @ 2:59 PM

    She hasn’t been dropped they producers for the movie made a statement yesterday saying its false and they aren’t sure if there will be another snow white. There’s alot of rumors and until they officially announce it then don’t believe everything u read.

  39. Leila • August 16, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

    Who knew that such morality was lurking on the net and in dark theatres? So a girl had an affair with a married man. Should we make her wear the Scarlet Letter? Is this the Middle East? It is just a flippin’ movie star who got caught messing around on her boyfriend. Is anyone here aware of the history of Hollywood? If we banish all thespians who get it on in a morally compromising way, then we had all better settle for the local elementary school variety shows for entertainment.

  40. Debbie Peterson • August 16, 2012 @ 3:30 PM

    Why should Kristen Stewart be dropped, drop Rupert Sanders, he is older and in a position of authority.
    He should have controlled himself. What a creep!!!
    Don’t blame everything on Kristen, Man UP!!!!!

  41. Isadora Cirque • August 16, 2012 @ 3:41 PM

    Now why would I want to see a sequel? They killed off the only character worth watching in the first movie. I will only see it if Charlize Theron is it maybe as a ghost? As for Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders, if everyone was cast out of their job for committing adultery there would be an awfully long line at the unemployment centre not to mention a mass exodus of major politicians.

  42. Tara • August 16, 2012 @ 3:52 PM

    Unlike other past Hollywood stars during the ‘Golden Age’ that had notorious affairs, Kristen has no class, neither does the director she was playing away with. Rumours are one thing, blatant pictures are quite another. She acts identically in every role she’s had. I’m afraid that sulking, whining characters are all Kristen is capable of.

  43. JAckie • August 16, 2012 @ 3:57 PM

    I have to agree with the majority …. If she is gone then he should be too. But really who cares. They are typical Hollywood. Can’t keep it professional. They should know by now .. It always gets found out, always. I’m just glad she won’t be in the next movie!!!! I don’t get how she’s the highest paid actress in Hollywood though. She is not a great actress as far as I see. She has one expression and thats all. Makes me wonder who makes those decisions !
    But yes who cares … It’s happened and it will not be the last time

  44. Yaara • August 16, 2012 @ 4:49 PM

    I think they’re all becoming unprofessional about this. If Stewart and Sanders did what they did, the movie should’nt be affected at all. What happened to their personal lives is their own business and work-related matters shouldn’t suffer.

  45. gbh999 • August 16, 2012 @ 5:24 PM

    My, my… From the casting couch, to the casting floor, just like that!! Didn’t The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band write a song about something like this, more than a few years back?
    Oh well, the only sure way to get off of the casting floor, is get up on your knees. But she probably knows that, already. Right?
    Could be, that was her first mistake.
    More of the same old song, and dance…

  46. Mathea • August 16, 2012 @ 5:46 PM

    If you did your research Tribute, you’d know that Kristen Stewart has not been dropped from the next SWATH film. The producers made a statement saying she will still play her part. Like many others, I look forward to it 🙂

  47. YES! • August 16, 2012 @ 5:58 PM

    She’s a an absolutely terrible actress, I hope her career dies out very much so.

  48. Olive • August 16, 2012 @ 6:09 PM

    I thought she was….fine in SWATH. But really, they should fire them both. Why is all the blame going to Kristin? She cheated on Robert Pattison, the Twilight god, so she deserves to get all the hate? Rupert cheated on his WIFE! And he has KIDS with his wife?! Is he getting a lot of backlash? Well, all I can say is that as long as Chris Hemsworth is still in it, Ill see the sequel.

  49. Me • August 16, 2012 @ 6:40 PM

    I have just read a few articles that state that Universal DID NOT drop Kristen from the movie (LA Times). Rumors people that’s all. I am glad to hear this too. All the articles that have been published about the affair have all blamed Kristen. It takes two to have an affair and where is the blame put on the guy? He had a wife and 2 children. It doesn’t excuse Kristen but she should NOT be the only one being blamed and judged over this. Keep your head up Kristen. You still have tons of fans out here. This will all blow over soon enough. It is Hollywood after all.

  50. Samantha • August 16, 2012 @ 6:41 PM

    1st.. Sarah, your an idiot. 2nd the studio is stupid for dropping Kristen if it’s because of the scandal. She made a mistake, I do not in any way condone her actions but her personal life is in no way the company’s business or anyone else’s in this world. So what, regular people should lose their jobs if they cheat on their spouse/gf/bf? That’s what Universal Studios is basically saying(IF it is the reason they’re dropping Kristen)

  51. missy_mouse • August 16, 2012 @ 6:49 PM

    Awesome. The reason why the first movie was ok was because Kristen didn’t speak almost the entire movie. Now it will be even better that she isn’t going to be in there.

  52. Rouroudotca • August 16, 2012 @ 6:50 PM

    I can’t understand why Kristen Stewart is even famous at all?! Why is she cast in such big films? Her personality seems bland. She has no fashion. She looks miserable,and really unhappy all the time. Why? Hello! your with RPats and your famous and rich! I think it was all the hype over her dating RPats that made her the “It Girl” but now everyone is on his side and people will probably start to care less and less about her movies. It would be cool if she got a personality during this time and maybe reinvented herself or something…

  53. Mike • August 16, 2012 @ 9:21 PM

    Oh well Kristen!! guess its back to the casting couch.

  54. Sheshe • August 16, 2012 @ 9:54 PM

    Drop both of them. Why is she taking all the heat.

  55. tinker • August 16, 2012 @ 11:26 PM

    why bother with a sequel, the first one stunk!

  56. Nobody Important • August 17, 2012 @ 12:05 AM

    Yup, drop them both.

  57. Nora • August 17, 2012 @ 12:25 AM

    Good ~ I never thought she was a good actress any ways. There are so many other great girls/women that would have played all her part better. She’s greedy and wants her cake ad eat it too. I didn’t watch this series just because she was in it!

  58. Sherrie Webber • August 17, 2012 @ 2:30 AM

    Whatever! I think she is a great actress and her personal life should not be a factor! It’s not like she’s a drug addict or a recovering addict *cough* Robert Downey jr. *cough* etc…. And even then, that should be no basis! Celebrities deserve to have personal drama as much as we do! They are people too! Does her banging the director make her less of an actress?? No it does not! People need to learn that! This is just as rediculous as the new CEO of Nivea dropping Rihanna because she was ‘too sexy’ and because of her topless ad that they made her do in the first place! Did anyone think he’s German and maybe quite possibly a racist (I can get away with that cause I’m German myself, not a racist though! I don’t judge a person by their skin or reputation, I judge them by who they are and their talent)! I personally can’t see a Snow White sequel being successful without frickin Snow White! That’s just stupid and anyone who thinks what they are doing to her is right, well they need to get a life and realise that they are nothing but no good judge a book by its cover types! She’s talented and that is all that should matter!!!!! Or are we basing actors on just their reps? Again it should be their talent, otherwise anybody could be an actor/actress! Let them have their god damn privacy and judge based on talent not reps! I hope my repeating myself got this message across but because the world is full of the products of stupid people breeding, sadly only a handful of people will see my point!!!

  59. LEE-LEE • August 17, 2012 @ 4:21 AM

    Kristin has little talent in the acting field ! I have seen almost ALL of the movies she worked on and she did not change in any way ! In That spoof of TWILIGHT “VAMPIRES SUCK” the actress,JENN PROSKE who protrayed her character “BELLA” did a better job at MOCKING KRISTEN STEWARD’s depiction of “BELLA” than kristin did throughout the whole SAGA !!! LMFAO ! If you didn’t see it then you have too, OMG it’s sooo funny the way JENN PROSKE teases and mocks KRISTEN STEWARD’s acting and she does it perfectly !!! You know when an actor is good when they can mock actors that are acting as someone else and it’s right on and funny as hell !!!!!

  60. ron • August 17, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    This is Bullshit there’s got to be another director out there that could do sequel justice!

  61. jude • August 17, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

    1. Who cares?
    2. Everyone sleeps with everyone on movie sets
    3. Leave robert downey jr out of it
    4. As 1.

  62. P • August 17, 2012 @ 10:15 AM

    This situation is not uncommon in Hollywood. It will not be the 1st or the last. If the actress is good for the role give her the chance. Not everyone starts off perfectly. Actors grow with experience. As for the Director, you would think he’d know better. What was he thinking? Was he not even thinking of his own relationship? If you fire one you should fire the other. It takes two to tangle.

  63. Nobody Important • August 17, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

    There are only two kinds of people in this world, the one’s who have a secret crush on KStew and the one’s who refuse to admit it.

  64. Yvone Defreitas • August 17, 2012 @ 12:23 PM

    There’s a saying” Never dip your pen in the company ink”

  65. C-Dub • August 17, 2012 @ 1:18 PM

    Who cares. It’s done and of course there would be backlash from the studio and the stars and director so it would affect the sequel. No biggie. Think of a new story Hollywood. The Huntsman should go find Sleeping Beauty and work with her.

  66. Suneagle • August 17, 2012 @ 10:28 PM

    Noooooooooo I hate when they change actors/actress’s why???!!!!!! Change the director and definitely leave the writer alone! Man this is so stupid. There goes her career now cuz she KISSED someone? Like C’mon if she kissed someone in a role would it be different?? Who cares grow up people. This is way blown out of proportion. This was her best role and now it’s going on with out her. This is stupid. Shame on universal really big shame. Thx for the update tribute 🙂

  67. LuvMyVamps! • August 18, 2012 @ 10:07 PM

    Ah, Welcome To Hollywood…. In a couple months this’ll all blow over.

    On a lighter note: I’m looking forward to the young starlet’s upcoming film (On the Road).

  68. Shannon • August 23, 2012 @ 2:58 PM

    she sucks as an actress anyway – replace her – it’ll be better for it.

  69. Bob • August 23, 2012 @ 3:06 PM

    grow up suneagle – she did more than KISS the director – regardless – she’s a bad actress, and is only famous because of the twilight series and all the teenagers (that watch it) and have no idea what good acting or good story telling is all about… they should find a prettier better actress and keep on keepin on.

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