So long, Doc! And Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey too, of course.
With the Snow White race revving up—cameras are rolling on one film while the other is getting a last minute rewrite—it's time we take a moment and bid a fond farewell to the loyal companions of the original Snow. The dwarves Kristen Stewart and Lily Collins are teaming up with are far from the singin' shorties of the past.
So who's got the upper hand when it comes to S.W.'s seven loyal little people?
Depends what you're looking for!
Relativity's Untitled Snow White got the jump on casting its crew and locked in a solid set of little-person thesps to play Snow's dwarves.
So Mark Povinelli, Jordan Prentice, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Ronald Lee Clark, Martin Klebba and Joey Gnoffo are playing the burpin', fartin' trouble makers set to add the comedy to this action-adventure.
A source close to the project couldn't let slip what the character names of this band of merry men are but did assure us, "They will not be the traditional dwarf names!"
These guys have quite the impressive collective résumé, including big-budget flicks like Water for Elephants, Pirates of the Caribbean and Watchmen.
So what's Universal to do?
Use some good old-fashioned technology!
K.Stew's Snow White flick has been casting non-little people to take the parts of dwarves with Roman emperor names like Claudius, Tiberius and Constantine. Makes sense, on account of the crew of seven in this flick aren't just companions to K.Stew and Chris Hemsworth, but kick some serious ass too.
Hot on the heels of the news that K would be getting a sexy screen veteran (Ian McShane) to lead her through the spooky supernatural forest, Ray Winstone, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan have all linked up with the project.
When asked for confirmation on the latest crop of castings, a Universal rep told us, "At this point, Universal is not commenting on casting for Snow White and the Huntsman."
But in case you're wondering how the regular-size stars are going to seem smaller than Snow, don't fret! That's where Hollywood magic comes in.
"VFX [visual special effects] will be employed to change the dimensions of average-height actors," the rep confirmed.
If the Lord of the Rings peeps could shrink John Rhys-Davies down to dwarf size, we're more than confident Universal will be able to do the same. As for the mini-horses that the dwarves originally rode around on, well, we're hearing they're a thing of the past now (along with a few other disposable elements from the original script).
We'll miss you and your sure-to-be adorable mini saddles most, little guys!
So who's got the better dwarf army? Actually this one might be a tie! Relativity's got the authenticity, but with funny folks like Izzard on set, we cannot wait to see what Universal has in store.
Let the Snow White wars continue!