Kristen Stewart thinks the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel is going to be "amazing."
The 22-year-old actress - who had a brief fling with the director of the first movie Rupert Sanders last summer but reunited with her boyfriend of more than four years Robert Pattinson after issuing a public apology - says she can't wait to start filming the new movie but has been sworn to secrecy about it.
"It's gonna be f**king amazing. No, I'm so excited about it, it's crazy. The other day I said that there was a strong possibility that we're going to make a sequel, and that's very true, but everyone was like, 'Whoa, stop talking about it.' So no, I'm totally not allowed to talk about it," she said.
Last month it was revealed that while Kristen will star in the sequel, Rupert will not be returning following their high profile affair and subsequent backlash from the media and fans. The filmmaker is said to be completely focused on saving his marriage to Liberty Ross - who played Kristen's mother in the movie - and is apparently happy to let studio bosses find a new director.
Kristen Stewart will star in a Snow White and the Huntsman sequel - but director Rupert Sanders will not be returning.
The Twilight Saga actress has signed on to reprise her role as the fairy tale princess, but Rupert - who helmed the first movie - will not be taking part in the new project following his affair with Kristen. The filmmaker is completely focused on saving his marriage to Liberty Ross - who played Kristen's mother in the movie - and so studio bosses will find a new director.
"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," a source said.
It was previously reported that Liberty, 34, gave her husband an ultimatum after he cheated, telling him he could not be involved with the sequel if he wanted to be with her. "Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can't direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman," a source previously said.
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Rupert Sanders' wife has banned him from directing Snow White and the Huntsman 2.
The 41-year-old filmmaker was lined up to return to the helm for the sequel but Liberty Ross has warned him to stay away if he wants to save their marriage following the revelation he cheated on her with the film's star Kristen Stewart.
"Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can't direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. 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. But he knows his actions were inexcusable, and he's going to have to bite the bullet and listen to his wife on this one," a source said.
The insider claimed studio Universal are prepared to find a new director, as Rupert never signed an official contract and they are determined to keep their lead actress.
A Snow White and the Huntsman sequel has been confirmed.
The fantasy adventure movie - starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth as the titular characters - took more than $55 million at the box office over its opening weekend, leading to Warner Bros. greenlighting a follow-up.
David Koepp has been commissioned to write the new script, which will pick up after the events of the first movie. Kristen and Chris will return as they are both optioned for two more movies although it is unclear if there will be a role for Charlize Theron's evil queen. There is also no word on if director Rupert Sanders - who made his feature film debut with Snow White and the Huntsman - will return for the sequel.
Chris and Kristen have previously joked that they are writing the follow-up but conceded it probably wouldn't be very successful. When Kristen was asked if she was writing a movie with boyfriend Robert Pattinson, the actress said, "No," but Chris claimed he and the actress are working on a script.
Ian McShane has signed up to play a dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman. The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides actor - who is 5'9'' in height - will portray Caesar, the leader of the group of dwarves who assist Snow White, to be played by Twilight star Kristen Stewart, as her evil stepmother (Charlize Theron) attempts to have her killed.
In addition to Ian, Kristen and Charlize, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth has signed up to play the Huntsman in the upcoming movie - which is to be directed by Rupert Sanders - who will be tasked with slaying Snow White, but eventually trains her to survive the ordeal and fight back.
With filming due to begin in August, Snow White and the Huntsman will hit cinemas just a few months after Tarsem Singh's interpretation of the same tale, Untitled Snow White. Starring Lily Collins - the daughter of British musician Phil - as the exiled princess and Julia Roberts as the evil Queen, filming for Untitled Snow White was scheduled to begin yesterday.
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