Just like how Robert Downey Jr. has "Sherlock Holmes" during the odd month or two he's not making an "Iron Man" movie, we all assumed "Snow White and the Huntsman" was going to be Kristen Stewart's backup franchise after night falls on "Twilight."
Not so much, it seems.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC Universal Studios president and COO Ron Meyer doesn't believe the hyper-stylized medieval take on the fair-skinned apple-eating princess has legs, but her Norse God co-star just might.
"Meyer said that while the upcoming 'Snow White and the Huntsman' doesn't appear to lend itself to a sequel, Universal thinks it can do more movies based on the character of the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) if it is successful," the Reporter writes.
Famously outspoken, particularly last year when he threw several of his own studio's movies under the bus ("Wolfman," "Cowboys & Aliens") for being "sh**ty," Meyer is not one to mince words, which makes us wonder why Snow is a no-go. Is it possible director Rupert Sanders' revisionist take on the fairy tale could include a tragic end for its heroine, or is K.Stew not too keen on the Seven Dwarfs anymore?
The real question is whether "Thor" star Hemsworth could sustain the franchise on his brawny shoulders alone? From what we've seen so far, he seems like one capable dude (think Sean Bean without the world-weariness), but any hope for "The Huntsman Chronicles" or "The Huntsman Ultimatum" or whatever it'll be called are all riding on how the $70-million-dollar epic performs when it opens on June 1.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest contract negotiator of them all?