Johnny Depp In, Tom Hardy Out For 'Snow White And The Huntsman'?

Johnny DeppAlright, "Snow White and the Huntsman" casting rumors, get your act together. Last week it was first announced that Tom Hardy would most likely play the titular Huntsman in the action-adventure take on the classic fairy tale, with Angelina Jolie being the dream actress for the evil queen Ravenna. The Jolie casting didn't seem likely, and therefore it was unsurprising when a few days later it was announced that Charlize Theron was being courted to play the film's villain.

With the numerous projects Hardy has lined up over the next year, there was some doubt as to whether or not he'd be able to find the time to film "Snow White and the Huntsman," so I guess it was only a matter of time before someone else was tossed into the mix for the role of Huntsman. TheWrap says that someone else is Johnny Depp, who really isn't any less busy than Hardy is... but is definitely more of a box office draw.

As bummed as I am that Hardy might not be involved in this flick, Depp does look more in line with the Huntsman in the Disney version of the fairy tale, and is always fun in mentor roles. TheWrap has some expanded info on the Huntsman's character, and said he serves as Snow White's mentor to teach her to fight against Ravenna, and the two of them are chained together for part of the film after they escape a pair of bounty hunters. They also were clear that the Huntsman won't be Snow White's love interest (she still has her prince), but he is "haunted by a white wolf that killed his wife, and there's a pervasive sadness about the character that makes the void in his life feel quite real."

This casting still isn't set in stone, and with Depp's busy schedule it seems unlikely that he is definitely in for the film until something is definitively announced. He has four films to promote over the next year ("The Tourist," "Rango," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "The Rum Diary") and also has been attached to four more ("Dark Shadows, " "The Lone Ranger," "The Thin Man," "Sleeping Dogs," and maybe even more). The potential casting of Depp and Theron looks good for now, but we're expecting some more change-ups as the weeks go on.

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