Stewart's Snow White sequel exit rumours 'false'

Kristen Stewart's role in a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman are uncertain. Photo / Supplied
Kristen Stewart's role in a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman are uncertain. Photo / Supplied

Universal Pictures is continuing to pursue a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman in the wake of Kristen Stewart's affair with the film's director.

Universal co-chairman Donna Langley said in a statement that the studio is "currently exploring all options to continue the franchise" and that reports of Stewart's exit "are false".

Since Stewart, who played Snow White in the film, and Rupert Sanders, the married, 41-year-old director of the film last month publically apologised for a tryst caught in photographs, the future of Snow White has been uncertain.

The film was intended to launch a franchise, and its worldwide gross of US$389.3 million was a promising enough start.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Universal was shifting the sequel to focus on the Huntsman character, played by Chris Hemsworth. The report claimed that Stewart was being dropped.

Universal declined to comment further on its plans.

- AP

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