Are Kristen Stewart's Snow White days behind her? They very well may be, but not because anyone pulled a 180. Contrary to a report, Stewart has not been dropped from Universal's planned "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel because the concept is being retooled to focus on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman.
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Chris Hemsworth, left, Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders on the set of "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Rather, she was never officially attached to one to begin with. (And, for that matter, neither is Hemsworth, as yet.)
What's true is that the first film's scribe, David Koepp, is no longer working on a second film, sources confirmed to E! News Tuesday.
"We are exploring options to continue the franchise and no decisions have been made," added a rep for Universal Pictures. (E! and Universal are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)
But Stewart herself told us earlier this summer that, while she was down to reprise her role as the armor-wearing, sword-wielding, very un-Disney heroine, the best part about her situation was that -- unlike the case with "Twilight" -- she was not contractually obligated to do a sequel.
"We don't have to do it," Stewart said at a "Snow White" sneak preview. "That's the coolest thing. There's no pressure. But to be able to expand on this would be awesome."
Of course, that was before the 22-year-old was caught kissing married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders on camera.
So, though the last word from Sanders (pre-scandal) was only that he'd been approached about doing a second film, maybe now it's extra-cool for Stewart that she's not obligated to be in it.
-- Reporting by Marc Malkin