As was rumoured shortly after the release of Snow White and the Huntsman, The Wrap reports Kristen Stewart will not return for the film’s sequel.
The follow-up will instead center entirely on Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman character.
The first movie was embroiled in controversy when Stewart and director Rupert Sanders revealed they had been having an affair behind the scenes.
Sanders won’t return for the sequel either, with Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead) in early talks to take over.
Charlize Theron will likely return as The Evil Queen for the picture, and fair enough. The international success of that other Evil Queen movie, Maleficent, likely nudged this whole project back to life.