Less than a month after being caught on camera sucking face with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, Kristen Stewart has been dropped from the sequel. Universal Pictures must be Team Edward. Radar Online says:
“Sander’s estranged wife Liberty Ross let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can’t direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman,” a source previously revealed.
“They are trying to work things out after he was caught having an affair, and that is one of the sticking points. She just doesn’t want him to ever work with Kristen again.
“Rupert is obviously disappointed because Snow White and the Huntsman was his directorial debut, and he had hoped on building on that with a follow-up after some decent reviews.”
And now comes reports that Universal Studios has decided to shelve the scheduled Snow White follow up in favor of a “spin off” movie concentrating on Stewart’s co-star, Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman character and not including Stewart at all.
Before you break out your scarlet letters and your pitchforks, this isn’t an issue of morals or Rupert Sanders’ attempts at appeasing his wife. It’s a question of cold hard cash, plain and simple. The studios were counting on Twihards blowing their allowance on any subsequent Snow White movies because she was Bella. Now she’s just the girl who shat all over the undying vampire love that could have transcended the bonds of Hollywood. Now all Twihards have to cling to is Krispy Kreme and Clearasil. Kristen is now officially box office poison.
Robert’s interview on Good Morning America this morning: