Universal Aiming for 2015 Release for SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN 2; “Actively Working” on Next BOURNE

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Universal Pictures made its presentation to theater owners today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and Steve was onhand to get a look at what Universal has planned in the near future.  While he’ll have his recap of the footage online a bit later, we wanted to share a couple of news tidbits that were announced during the panel which include updates on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel and the next Bourne film.  Hit the jump for more.

snow-white-and-the-huntsman-2-sequel-kristen-stewartUniversal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson hosted the studio’s presentation at CinemaCon, and he revealed that they are currently aiming to release the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman in 2015.  After the fallout from the behind-the-scenes drama on the first film and a sizeable yet unremarkable box office (at least for a film budgeted at just under $200 million) for the Rupert Sanders-directed fantasy pic, movement on the SWATH sequel has been fairly slow.  Star Kristen Stewart confirmed that she would be returning for the follow-up in December, and Fogelson affirmed just last month that Sanders would not be returning to direct.

With a possible 2015 release date looming, we should expect to hear news about a writer, director, and/or returning cast for Snow White and the Huntsman 2 soon.  If SWATH 2 does indeed meet that date, 2015 will really be one massive year for movies as The Avengers 2, Ant-Man, Finding Dory, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, The Fantastic Four, and possibly Star Wars: Episode VII are all currently slated for a 2015 release.

jeremy-renner-the-bourne-legacy-2-sequelNot dissimilar to the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, movement on a follow-up to last year’s The Bourne Legacy has been equally ambiguous.  The Jeremy Renner-fronted film failed to match the box office haul of its predecessors, but Fogelson announced today that Universal is “actively working” on another Bourne movie.  Whether that means a Renner Bourne film, a Matt Damon Bourne film, or a Renner/Damon Bourne film is unclear, but Damon has been adamant in the past about the fact that he won’t return unless director Paul Greengrass comes back to the franchise as well with a story they feel is worth telling.

Tony Gilroy wrote and directed The Bourne Legacy and made no secret of the fact that he would like to continue on with subsequent films, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of direction Universal is taking with the follow-up.

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  • Straymo

    I just want Rachel Weiz to scream “The Science!” for two hours.

    • fd

      Rachel Weiz in general for two hours is just fine.

  • Zachrifice

    Apparently Universal doesnt realize no one wants a sequel to Snow White. On a related note, apparently Hollywood doesnt realize no one wants to see Kristen Stewart in anything, ever again.

    • DREDD

      Personally, I thought Snow White was brilliant! Gritty creative and i preferred the Dwarves to the ones in the Hobbit (which i also loved) Sure Kristen Stewart wasnt the best casting, but the film was great! I don’t mind Kristen as much as others because I’ve never, nor will never see Twilight! I would watch a sequel to that film as long as it has the same vibe and setting. Adult gritty fantasy. Underrated film.

    • jack

      Apparently you’re unaware that the movie made nearly $400 million worldwide and since Hollywood cares about money this would seem like a smart move. Also, this sequel is allegedly going to be more about the huntsman….also that is your opinion and doesn’t at all reflect “everyone” so maybe don’t make gross generalizations unless you want to sound like a close-minded fool…every actor out there has their fans who would leave to see their favorite actor in anything. Not saying that I like Stewart, but she is tolerable in certain roles…maybe you should just make a zachrifice and not click on a link that you care so little about

    • Veronica Daze

      Perhaps for you that is correct but considering how much it has made thus far, I would say you are a minority. Stewart’s acting style fit the movie and she did quite well. There very definitely was a storyline. It was Snow White. They told the story very interestingly and the focal point was not Snow played by Stewart but Revenna who was the Queen and it went into why she was evil in this movie. I thought Charlize Theron was outstanding. Stewart was more of a supporting role. I loved it and wait patiently for the sequel. As a Tolkien fan from long ago it didn’t rip off anything from that story at all. There is no comparison between the two and I don’t know how anyone got that idea in their head. Snow White and the Huntsman followed the Snow White story pretty well. Like most fairy tales there are hundreds of versions. I have done research on fairy tale. The earliest one I have found was called Snow White and Rose Red. Disliking a movie because of Kristen Stewart is absurd. She did an excellent job as did all the actors.

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  • carly

    talk for yourself, there are plenty of people, specially her fans that want to see Kristen and SWATH2

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  • jojo

    none of those movies sound great. born was a joke, and snow white was overhyped and failed to reach that hype. unless theron comes back for snow white, no thank you.

    • Rich woa

      Yeah I thought the new Bourne was a snooze fest. I thought Snow White was ok, Theron and Thor(sorry forgot his name) was great so I wouldnt mind a sequel if they return. I forgot how it ended though haha.

  • agustin

    The first film, for me, was amazing, I look forward to the second

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  • Marie

    Who still wants to see KStew anywhere? except her few and hysterical fans i mean? Nobody!.2015??mmmmmm..

    • Veronica Daze

      This is entirely untrue. The ones saying this are young people between 18 and 30 or so and it is only a few. There was nothing wrong with the Twilight movies. They were not horror movies and were paranormal romances. Since these stories are all fiction they can be anyway the author wants them. Kristen Stewart has been acting for years and with some top named actors. She is not new to the acting field by any means.

      The story of Snow White is much older than any Tolkien story. His are 20th Century and this one is far older. Although some say that Snow White and Snow White and Rose Red are two different stories not all do and consider it just a different version. The story of Snow White is far older than any of Tolkien’s stories so if anyone ripped off anything it would be Tolkien and not the other way around.

      The final version of Grimm’s Snow White was finished in 1854 under consisting title and registration number. The fairy tale features such elements as the magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the glass coffin, and the seven dwarfs, who were first given individual names in the Broadway play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1912) and then given different names in Walt Disney’s 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and is commonly referred to as “Snow White”,

      The first volume of Lord of the Rings came out in 1954, the last volume in 1955.

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  • Alex

    Me personally I want to see Snow White n the huntsmen 2 :) the first one was super good people need to leave Kristen Stewart alone! If you annoying immature ppl don’t like her then simple just don’t watch the freaking. That movie made more money then any movie Robert P. has done alone. Apparently people do like her because there doing part2 :) she really pretty when she fixes up :)

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  • Daisy Duck

    Zachrifice I just love to watch you guys put your big fat foot in your mouths. yOU MAY NOT WANT SWATH2 BUT SPEAK FOR YOURSELF. i THOUGHT IT WAS A REALLY GOOD MOVIE WHO THE EVIL PERSON WILL BE IN 2 IS AN EXCITING QUESTION. i KNOW YOUR ANSWER WAS 5 MONTHS AGO., BUT i REALLY NEEDED TO ANSWER IT.

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