After what has seemed like a very long wait, we finally have the first trailer for “Snow White and the Huntsman.” The trailer’s insane visuals won over movie fans when it premiered Thursday, and anticipation for the June 1 release is higher than ever before.
But it’s important to remember how we got to this point. “Snow White and the Huntsman” traveled a long road filled with casting rumors, on-set injuries and rival productions, and as we celebrate the release of the trailer, let’s take a look back at everything that’s happened up until this point:
For a long time, “Snow White and the Huntsman” was centered on the casting of Charlize Theron as Ravenna and Viggo Mortensen as the Huntsman, but even before then, talk had involved Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Negotiations to get Mortensen into the picture eventually broke down. Kristen Stewart joined the equation soon afterward . Eventually, Chris Hemsworth got the nod, giving us the cast we see today.
You’ve most likely heard by now, but we are in the midst of a full-out Snow White war. Two productions based on the classic fairy tale are slated to hit theaters next year, within three months of each other, nonetheless. Though the recently titled “Mirror, Mirror,” starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts, will be aimed at a much younger audience, according to director Tarsem Singh, such closely related projects are bound to draw comparisons. Earlier in development, the struggle came down to which movie would make it out of the gate first, the win ultimately going to “Mirror, Mirror,” which hits in March. We’ll just have to see which Snow White is the fairest of them all.
A single tweet from “SWATH” co-star Max Manganello set off a wave of panic among Kristen Stewart fans . “It’s a wrap for today. Kristen has hurt herself … nothing scary. We shoot on Friday,” the tweet read, but that was enough to set the Internet abuzz with rumors about the injury. In the end, it came out that Stewart had torn a ligament during a fight scene with the dwarves. Luckily, Stewart recovered, and filming wrapped without incident.
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