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Rupert Sanders May Return For Huntsman Sequel Spin-Off! Gets More Work In The Meantime!

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And the plot thickens…

While we were pretty surprised by reports yesterday that Kristen Stewart had been dropped from the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, we weren't clear on whether or not director Rupert Sanders - whose affair with the actress led to the creative upheaval - would ALSO be out of a job!

Well now, new details are emerging about the possible new direction for the franchise, and it appears that Universal Studios is leaning toward KEEPING Sanders around and re-tooling the film to be a spin-off, focused solely on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman!

Insiders reveal that all of the recent drama surrounding the Twilight actress has certainly slowed down the project's trajectory, and that David Koepp, who was hired in April to script the sequel, has been now let go in order to figure out what exactly should be done with this whole mess!

However, just because Sanders hasn't OFFICIALLY signed on doesn't mean he is not in the good graces of the big wigs!

In fact, Universal has just hired him, as well as Huntsman producers Joe Roth and Palak Patel, to reunite for the big screen adaptation of the Dean Unkerfer book 90 Church: The True Story Of The Narcotics Squad From Hell…which we think is VERY telling!

This is apparently a pretty big project, so we imagine they want to see how he does here before securing his involvement with…well, we guess just The Huntsman!

Either way, we can gather that one thing is definitely for certain:

KStew is no longer the fairest of them all!

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16 comments to “Rupert Sanders May Return For Huntsman Sequel Spin-Off! Gets More Work In The Meantime!”

  1. 1

    How unfair would that be if RS got another job while KStew is being condemned? KStew isn't the only one who cheated; in fact, I'd say cheating on a wife (and 2 kids) is way worse than cheating on a boyfriend.

    Cheating is cheating, but you can't punish one and not the other. RS is a pig and he should be out of work as well!

  2. 2

    Movie will tank. It is foolish to let someone go for something they did in their personal life. Although it would be awkward with the director, a movie strictly on the huntsman who originally has such a small role in the tale? Good luck.

  3. 3

    It is very unfair. But the reality is that the public opinion of Kristen would hurt the movie, but the director, being behind the camera, will not. Kristen is not being condemned for cheating - everyone does that - but for not being a box office draw.

  4. lalalala says – reply to this


    what sexual double standards, both cheat, the woman gets fired and the man gets a new job?! ergh.

  5. Lauren20 says – reply to this


    Ridiculous!!!!! Is anybody aware that Rupert cheated on his family? A wife and 2 children who he obviously doesn't care about otherwise he wouldn't have screwed it all up. It makes me angry how women are ALWAYS condemned when the man goes strolling on without being punished. I hope his wife ruins him because the media certainly aren't doing a good enough job. I actually feel bad for Kristen getting all the bad press and having to hide away. I personally think there should be a new director because you can't do Snow White without Snow White!!!

  6. alex20 says – reply to this


    Honestly they need to get over them selfs already. she not the first actress to cheat on their boyfriends and if she did thats her business that should afffect her career. The spin off like they wanna call it wont be the same if she not in. She was the main character of the story. I THINK THEY NEED TO PUT HER BACK OR THAT MOVIE WONT SELL AS GOOD AS THE FIRST ONE SORRRY..

  7. ruby says – reply to this


    Honestly I don't think studio heads give an eff about who's cheating on who with who. They are just doing their business, they did their calculation, and continue doing business based on the numbers, not some social values or slut-shaming (that's what sites like this do! Except they probably do it because it would attract more web visitors, so that's also based on numbers! sorta) RS might be a douchebag but that doesn't change the fact that he has strong portfolio and he's good at what he does. KStew might be a victim of slut-shaming but that isn't going to suddenly make her a good actress / better investment for the execs.

  8. Get facts right. says – reply to this


    Kristen has not been ruled out. Both People and Gossip Cop has relayed this. The script has not been written yet, both said she could still be in it but it would be largely the Huntsman. Sanders is at fault if not more at fault for the scandal, he went after her, plus he was the one married. So if you blame anyone blame both where it should be or neither. Better yet blame the gossip site that can't let go and makes up trash.
    Kristen made a mistake and well learn and move on.

  9. Brittni says – reply to this


    To be honest, I think it's bull. Kristen is having her life and herself ripped to shreads over all of this, while Rupert just gets to go on with his life? She might loose her career while his just keeps going strong! She was not the only willing participant, it takes two to tango! Why is it in these situations the woman is always the bad person? Even though the guy knows he shouldn't be screwing around on his wife, and risking his family he's virtually blameless? Sure says a lot about people!

  10. 10

    If RS gets to direct that movie again that would be a HUGE FAIL for Universal…NOBODY will go…that's for sure! Let them spend millions on a flop. On the other hand if Kristen was in it the movie would succeed WITHOUT RS directing it! They are so Dumb!

  11. 11

    If Universal was smart they would keep BOTH…Now that would really make people curious to see the movie more ala Brad & Angelina…

  12. 12

    Can't anyone make an original movie - so tired of sequels, reboots, etc. I have not been to the movies since November and I used to go at least once a week or more.

  13. Zijman says – reply to this


    Movie will flop. Regardless of who cheated on who, I've seen the movie and am flabbergasted that a spin off or a sequel is being explored. The movie wasn't that good to begin with! I felt robbed by my 10 bucks.

  14. KStew is a TRAMPIRE says – reply to this


    Re: Angela430 – It's not about "PUNISHMENT" it's about public appeal… KStew threw her own career out the window by being a selfish, self-centered slut - The non-crazy portion of her Twilight fan base didn't approve of her whoring around & they won't be forking over their hard-earned cash for any of her movies any more. KSTEW IS A BOX OFFICE KISS OF DEATH - that's why they'd do a spin-off vs a sequel, if they do decide to move in that direction. The producers & studio heads are being smart & weighing out their options BEFORE jumping into something that could potentially turn out to be a rotten tomato. I LIKE the idea of a HUNSTAMN spin-off (Yummy Thor!) Or better yet, let's find out more of the Queen's story & how she got to be so very insecure & evil.

  15. KStew is a TRAMPIRE says – reply to this


    Re: rosebud99 – You're RIGHT about the box office but you're WRONG about "everyone" cheating… You really DO love to defend selfish, self-centered sluts - I wonder why that is??? Birds of a feather?

  16. KStew is a TRAMPIRE says – reply to this


    Re: Get facts right. – "Sanders is at fault if not more at fault for the scandal, he went after her, plus he was the one married"… If you're going to have the audacity to name your post "Get the Facts Straight" then refrain from posting your KSTOOGE TWI-TWIT DELUSIONS in them nutter. Th fact is you don't know that RSanders went after KStew; for all you know the C@CK HUNGRY TWI-TWAT went after him. She is an adult & she knew what she was doing. Stop trying to portray her as a "victim" when she's not. She's said in interviews that "she does whatever the fu@k she wants" & she proved it by being a selfish, self-centered, immoral cheater. Aces!