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Last we heard, Zack Snyder had confirmed that Viggo Mortensen wasn’t going to be in his reboot of “Superman” (playing General Zod, it was rumored) for Warner Bros., despite fan enthusiasm for the potential casting. Viggo, you may have heard, also lost out on “The Dark Tower” lead, too. And now it looks like Viggo won’t be in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman”, either.
According to reports, negotiations for the former “Lord of the Rings” star to join Kristen Stewart (playing Snow White) in “Huntsman” has “broken down”, with the sticking point being Mortensen’s asking price of $8 million, along with gross participation in the film’s box office.
Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” is one of several Snow White projects currently being “re-envisioned” by Hollywood, and up until now, the one furthest along. Without Mortensen, that could set it back some. Then again, maybe Hollywood will do us all a favor and realize no one asked for not one, not two, but three competing Snow White movies. Honestly, guys, what’s with the Snow White crush all of a sudden? She wasn’t even all that tempting in animated form.
Rupert Sanders is supposed to make his feature film debut on the movie, which also has Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. Unlike other stories, “Snow White and the Huntsman” would focus more on the relationship between Snow White and, well, the Huntsman, who is sent after her by the Queen.