The filming for Snow White’s live-action musical adaptation has wrapped, so let’s take a look at how the princess has transformed throughout the history of cinema.
The Disney classic is getting yet another remake, and this time, it’s a musical with Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot in the starring roles.
Greta Gerwig, writer, will expand on the 1937 story with new songs written by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek and Benj Pasek. They are most well-known for their work on La La Land and The Greatest Showman.
The plot remains a mystery, but considering 2012’s Snow White And The Huntsman, it could be a departure from the helpless princess archetype.
Snow White’s transformation over the last 85 years
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs served as Disney’s first animated feature film, based on the1812 German fairytale by Brothers Grimm. The animated studio was instrumental in bringing the story to life. It was re-released multiple times theatrically over the course of five decades before it was finally released on home video.
Voiced by Adriana Caselotti, the character was portrayed as a typical Disney princess awaiting her Prince Charming after escaping from an evil villain, a narrative that continued onto 1950’s Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty in 1959. This changed only in 1989 for The Little Mermaid.
However, Snow White is still a beloved character, with merchandise, musicals, and attractions based on her.
IMDb It cost $1.5 million to produce and was a commercial success that brought in approximately $185 million global.
2012 – Snow White And The Huntsman
The tale of a princess getting poisoned by an apple gets ditched by 2012’s Snow White And The Huntsman.
Kristen Stewart stars alongside Chris Hemsworth as the titular roles. The pair face Queen Ravenna (Charlize Thoron), who attempts to kill them both to consume her heart and give her immortality.
Snow White and Eric, the huntsman, decide to take on the Queen of Tabor and instead of hiding and caring for the seven dwarfs. Plus, there’s eight dwarfs on her team this time.
Prince Charming’s absence is noticeable; Snow White’s childhood friend, William, and the huntsman both double as the Charming since they give her the two kisses of true love necessary to save her. No, Eric wasn’t in love with the princess; she simply reminded him of his late wife, Sara.
In the final seconds, Stewart is seen as a courageous fighter who defeats Ravenna with a stab that she learned from Eric.
Budget estimates: $170 Million
Global gross: $396.5 millions
2016 – The Huntsman: Winter’s War
The second film time-travelled back to the events before Ravenna’s death, as well as after. Ravenna’s equally evil sister, Freya (Emily Blunt) plays an ice queen, who abducts and trains children to become her army after her own partner kills their daughter.
Rather than Snow White, Winter’s War focuses on Eric and Sara (Jessica Chastain), who were both Freya’s huntsmen. It’s revealed that Sara never died; she was imprisoned by the queen.
The huge plot twist: Ravenna enchanted Freya’s partner to kill their daughter because she knew that the baby would become “the fairest of them all”This is how she feels about her family.
Strangely, Snow White doesn’t appear in this section of her story. Only her back appears on-screen when she mysteriously becomes ill.
Many speculated Stewart was dropped from the cast following her kissing scandal with director Rupert Sanders – who was married at the time. But, Twilight actress Stewart was still there. confirm that she just didn’t like the scripts:
“I read a few scripts, none of them were good. None of them were greenlight-able. And I had a meeting with Universal about the places where the story could go. Maybe Chris was more into it. I actually don’t f****** know.”
“It wasn’t a situation where I got kicked off a movie because I got in trouble,”She added.
Budget estimates: $115,000,000
Worldwide gross: $165 Million
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