Are Kristen Stewart's Snow White days behind her?
They very well may be, but not because anyone pulled a 180.
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 extremely proud of Snow White and the Huntsman and we're currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false," 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."
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