However, with recent developments, namely the highly publicized romantic affair between the films director Rupert Sanders and star Kristen Stewart, a sequel may not come as quick as expected.
According to THR, Universal Pictures has decided to shelf its planned Snow White and the Huntsman sequel and is instead focusing on a solo Huntsman movie starring Chris Hemsworth. The trade adds that if a "Snow White" sequel does move forward in the future, Stewart would not be invited back to reprise her role.
It's unclear whether Sanders will return to direct a Huntsman spin-off, though THR sources say he will. As for David Koepp, who had been hired to pen the continuation of the original film, it's said he has settled out of his contract, as the project is being transformed into something other than the movie that he had been hired to write.
This isn't the first time we've heard of a Huntsman movie, it's just that it may be coming sooner than originally planned. According to sources, the original goal was to make two films featuring the Snow White character and a third film spinning off the Huntsman, similar to how Fox's X-Men series has spun off Wolverine, says THR.
Universal is looking for a new writer, and insiders hope to start filming in July when Hemsworth, who also stars in Marvel's Thor series, becomes available.
+UPDATE: Soon after publishing this article Universal Co-Chairman Donna Langley released the following statement: “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.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter