Rupert Sander‘s Snow White and the Huntsman may have claimed the number one spot at the box office last weekend, but the film has some stiff competition from Madagascar 3 and Prometheus this weekend. But its success at the box office has sparked new life into the proposed sequel.
Universal Pictures nearly scrapped plans to make a sequel after initial tracking reported the film to be trailing behind Men In Black 3. Luckily it made one huge splash at the box office and plans for a sequel were revived. Now, the studio has hired David Koepp to write a sequel for Snow White and the Huntsman. Deadline reports that Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart are optioned for two more sequels, but Sanders isnâ€™t signed on to direct it.
Now things arenâ€™t finalized yet, in fact there are reports that Snow White and the Huntsman is on track to fall 55% from last week. With those kind of numbers, it’s not surprising to see Universal being hesitant to sign off on a sequel.
It seems difficult to tell another story of Snow White and the Huntsman, especially since there isnâ€™t much of a story to tell to begin with. It was just a visually stunning film that gave a darker and grittier spin to the classic fairy tale story. But I am sure that there is an audience who is asking for a sequel to happen, and if Snow White and the Huntsman can continue to make decent numbers over the course of the next few weeks, then we could hear of a confirmation of a sequel.