When news of the affair between Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders and star Kristen Stewart, it became clear one of them would have to bow out of any sequels. Back in August it appeared it was Stewart who was leaving, with Sanders still attached to direct.
However now it seems that’s reversed, with Radar Online saying that Kristen Stewart is back onboard for the sequel, with Rupert Sanders departing the project. An insider commented, “The script has already been written and production will begin late next year. However, Rupert Sanders definitely won’t be a part of the project. Rupert didn’t want to be a part of it to begin with because he is desperately still trying to save his marriage. The search is still on for a new director.”
While Stewart initially left (or was fired, depending on who you believe) to distance herself from the scandal as much as possible, she’s apparently now keen to reprise her Snow White role. The source also says, “Kristen is extremely concerned about her acting career. Other than the Snow White sequel she isn’t attached to any other projects. There are scripts coming in, but not as many good ones as she would like. It’s distressing to Kristen that Rob (Pattinson) is attached to four separate movies over the next year-and-a-half. Even her Twilight co-stars, Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene, are more in demand than ever, with both committed to two different movies each. Kristen just hopes that that the fallout over her relationship with Rupert doesn’t hurt her career.”
None of this has been officially announced, so it may well change, but it appears this is the state of play at the moment.