Today at SDCC the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' panel revealed some information on the film, which is set to start filming next week. We learned a bit more about the plot, inspiration, and most exciting, the wardrobe, as seen in the .gif above.
The panel included in person appearances from:
-Rupert Sanders (director)
-Joe Roth and Palak Patel (producers)
-Kristen Stewart (Snow White)
-Chris Hemsworth (Huntsman)
-Charlize Theron (Queen)
-Sam Claflin (Prince)
The film is scheduled for release only 10 weeks after the "other" Snow White film, which stars Lily Collins, but quite clearly is taking a darker, more epic battle approach.
The biggest difference between “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which will be released by Universal Pictures next June 1, and the competing Snow White film from Relativity Media, which comes out March 16, is that their “rough tough” film is more on the scale of “Lord of the Rings,” whereas the other seems “softer,” said producer Joe Roth. He added that while he was an executive at Disney, they released “Armageddon” seven weeks after “Deep Impact,” and both made money. Not only that, he said that according to research, people were more likely to see “Armageddon” if they’d seen “Deep Impact” first. The two Snow White films will be released 10 weeks apart
What other differences are there between the two Snow White films?
Wall Street Journal explains:
One plot point the panel presenters did disclose was that instead of seven dwarfs, “Snow White and the Huntsman” would have eight and be portrayed by the likes of Nick Frost, Bob Hoskins and Ian McShane. (“They’re my tough, East End British SAS squad,” joked Sanders.) He then added that the reason there were eight was because there’s a few great lines when (spoiler alert!) one of them gets killed. “It’s a copyright issue,” he said.
Twilight fans devoted to Kristen Stewart will be glad to see her as a rougher Snow White, Yahoo News Reports:
The "Twilight" star told a Comic-Con crowd that doing a sweet, traditional Snow White was not something "I was jumping at." What attracted her was that this Snow White was a bold leader with her feet firmly on the ground.
"Also, I get to have a sword and stuff," Stewart said. "Really cool weapons."
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The big reveal of the panel consisted of four images of the principal cast in costumes designed by Oscar winner Colleen Atwood. First up was Sam Claflin as the Prince. During the panel, Claflin mentioned that this take on the Prince is not necessarily as charming as you'd expect, and the image supported that, as he wore a suit of chainmail and armor that was vaguely sinister at the very least.
The first image of Hemsworth as the titular Huntsman showed him to be a salt of the Earth type, shouldering an axe and wearing an outfit of dirty, worn-in leathers.
Next up was Charlize Theron as the Queen, and her ensemble was a study in contrasts, with her white-out skin and blond hair against a dress of reflective black triangles. The collar on this, the most stylized of all the images, jutted out at an extreme angle recalling a peacock, with white reflective bits against the primarily black dress. Not to put too fine a point on it, she cradled a very dangerous-looking curved dagger. Theron remarked that her character is basically a serial killer, and the image conveyed the threat she represents very well.
Finally, there was Kristen Stewart as Snow White herself. This image was the most unexpected, as she wore no skirt, but was instead adorned in battle armor complete with a sword and shield that very much recalled Lord of the Rings.
Both the footage and the preliminary images from Snow White and the Huntsman demonstrated that the creative team is aiming to make a epic, battle-filled fantasy adventure based only loosely on the fairy tale. The film is currently set for June 1, 2012.
Certainly, Stewart and Theron seemed ready for the adventure. Stewart said part of the reason she was attracted to the role was because she got to have a sword. Theron then jokingly said to her new co-star, “I’m ready for it, b—-. Let’s go.”