When Rupert Sanders got caught going down on Kristen Stewart in her Mini Cooper in public, it was assumed he would be fired from directing the Snow White & The Huntsman sequel because Stewart was under contract to return to the film whereas Sander was not. The Hollywood Reporter claimed Universal was all ‘Meh’ and wanted Sanders back anyway. But this morning, in a follow-up story, THR says Stewart has been fired from life and SWATH 2 will become a Huntsman spin-off starring Chris Hemsworth. Moreover, says THR, ‘Kristen Stewart will not be invited to return if the follow-up goes forward.’ It’s not known whether Sanders will direct Hemsworth. Universal hasn’t exactly come out to defend Stewart this afternoon, but the studio tells the L.A. Times Stewart’s Snow White ‘could still be a character in the film.’ Which is barely a rebuttal.
SWATH premiere photos from June and promotional posters below.