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Universal to release 'The Huntsman' in 2016, pushes back 'The Mummy'

So much happened before Snow White dropped in.

Universal Pictures announced the release date for The Huntsman, a prequel of sorts to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman with Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprising their roles of the Huntsman Eric and evil queen Ravenna. The film, directed by Frank Darabont, will be released on Friday, April 22, 2016 and reveal how the two characters interacted before Snow White ever met a dwarf.

The Huntsman takes the date previously occupied by The Mummy, which will now be pushed back two months to Friday, June 24, 2016. The reboot of the action-adventure films written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) will be conceived by a highly respectable team of producers including Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek), Roberto Orci (Transformers), Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious 6), and Sean Daniel (The Mummy trilogy).

Kristen Stewart shows off her bruises from 'Snow White and the Huntsman' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart famously transformed the demure, domestic heroine from the famed fairy tale into a scrappy, no-nonsense fighter willing to strap on a suit of armor to battle Charlize Theron’s evil queen. Just don’t call the character a warrior.

“I don’t suddenly turn into a warrior,” says Stewart in this exclusive look at one of the behind-the-scenes features on the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman Blu-ray (out this Tuesday, Sept. 11). “She hasn’t learned how to fight, and she doesn’t want to.”

That doesn’t mean Snow White avoids conflict. “I get the crap beat out of me,” says Stewart with a smile — and she’s got the bruises to prove it! Check out the clip below:  READ FULL STORY

The fairest of them all: Which actresses should get a shot at playing fairy tale heroine?

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Kristen Stewart’s not the only would-be fairy tale heroine out there with a steely gaze and chutzpah to spare.

Stewart swept aside her pouty Twilight image with a hefty sword as a rebel in Snow White and the Huntsman, but there may be room for other actresses to leap into the franchise, even if Stewart does return for a Huntsman sequel.

Still, sweeping aside a Hollywood Reporter story claiming Stewart was being dropped from any sequels, Universal Co-Chairman Donna Langley said in a statement on Wednesday, “We are extremely proud of Snow White and the Huntsman and we’re currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false.”

Even with Stewart in the mix, a sequel could include other asskicking female roles in a Snow White-centric Huntsman follow-up or another potential spinoff revolving around costar Chris Hemsworth as the mega-blonde, strapping Huntsman. Maybe he’ll take on Sleeping Beauty next? Regardless, there are a number of young actresses just waiting to pick up the sword/bow-and-arrow/other archaic weapon of choice.

Here are a few we think could take a mighty swing: READ FULL STORY

'Snow White' and a tale of confusion [Updated]

There’s been a lot of confusion about the state — or existence — of a Snow White & the Huntsman sequel. Released this past June, the film, which starred Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth, grossed $389.2 million worldwide. But after incriminating pictures surfaced of Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders (Snow White‘s married director), one of the questions many have wondered is how a sequel with Stewart and Sanders could possibly be made.

Last night, the speculation hit a fever pitch when the Hollywood Reporter reported that Stewart has been dropped from any sequel plans (though neither Stewart nor Sanders ever committed to a sequel, which means they can’t actually be dropped from one), saying that Universal is exploring different spin-off options with hopes to start filming in July. Then Deadline reported that the studio is weighing whether they should proceed with a straight sequel or instead have a film that is focused more on the character of the Huntsman (Hemsworth). Meanwhile, Universal says only, “We are exploring options to continue the franchise and no decisions have been made.”

So what’s actually going on here? Nearest we can tell, not much of anything. At this point, Universal seems to be mulling over how to best extend their money-making franchise, and which direction makes the most sense for a sequel, or spin-off, should they opt to make one.

Update: Universal Co-Chairman Donna Langley has released a statement: “We are extremely proud of Snow White and the Huntsman and we’re currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false.”

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'Snow White and the Huntsman': Watch an exclusive clip from the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release -- VIDEO

With its incredible costumes and twisted fairy-tale plot, Snow White and the Huntsman won over audiences when it was released in theaters back in June. Now the dark adventure, starring Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen and Twilight favorite Kristen Stewart as Snow White, is set to come out on DVD and Blu-ray with an extended cut and behind-the-scenes features on Sept. 11.

In the exclusive clip from the release below, the cast (including Theron, Chris Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin) discuss director Rupert Sanders’ vision for the film and show some of the original storyboards for the concept. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Brave' hits the bullseye with $66.7 million; 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' gets staked

For the third time this year, following strong openings from The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman,  a movie with a tough female protagonist topped the box office in a major way.

Disney-Pixar’s Brave was right on target in its debut weekend, opening to $66.7 million — the fifth-best debut ever for a Pixar film, and a faster start than last year’s Cars 2, which opened with $66.1 million. Brave continued Pixar’s streak of number one debuts, as all 13 of the studio’s releases have reached the peak position during their first weekend of wide release. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Madagascar 3' earns $35.5M, more than 'Rock of Ages' and 'That's My Boy' combined

A couple of high-profile openers couldn’t force the animals of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted into their cages. The animated comedy topped the box office once again this weekend, while Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy delivered majorly disappointing debuts.

Dreamworks’ $145 million effort Madagascar 3 roared a second time following its $60.3 million start. The CG-animated film dipped 41 percent to $35.5 million this frame. That’s better than the second weekend decline of its predecessor, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which fell by 45 percent and had earned a slightly softer $116.9 million at the same point in its run. Madagascar 3 has grossed $120.5 million over ten days, and is headed to a $180 million finish domestically. Worldwide, the 3-D film has grossed a robust $278 million, and will likely finish near $600 million. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Madagascar 3' tops Friday with $10 million; 'Rock of Ages' and 'That's My Boy' disappoint

Dreamworks’ animated comedy Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is headed to an easy weekend win at the box office following the poor opening Friday of newcomers Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy.

Madagascar 3 earned an estimated $10 million on Friday, putting it on pace for a $35 million sophomore weekend, which would give the $145 million title a ten-day total of about $120 million.

Prometheus will once again finish in second place this frame, but that doesn’t mean it’s holding up particularly well. Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel dropped by a an alarming 72 percent from last Friday to $5.8 million. It will recover a bit over the rest of the weekend, but Prometheus is still looking at a 62 percent drop to $19 million.

In third place, Rock of Ages flew like a rock, grossing a weak $5.4 million on its opening day. The $65 million musical may take in about $15 million. Of course, that will be better than Adam Sandler’s latest, That’s My Boy, which got off to an abysmal start with $4.6 million yesterday. Boy will be lucky to reach $13 million.

Snow White and the Huntsman rounded out the Top 5 with another $4 million, though it may climb past That’s My Boy over the rest of the frame.

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $10 million
2. Prometheus – $5.8 million
3. Rock of Ages – $5.4 million
4. That’s My Boy – $4.6 million
5. Snow White and the Huntsman – $4 million

Check back tomorrow for a full box office report, and follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute box office updates.

Box office preview: 'Rock of Ages' and 'That's My Boy' take on 'Madagascar 3'

Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler, two box office titans (in very different genres), offer up their latest movies this week.

Cruise stars in Rock of Ages, the ’80s-rock musical based on the hit Broadway show, while Sandler serves up his standard crass-and-proud-of-it comedy with the R-rated That’s My Boy. Both titles should play to broad mainstream audiences, but whether they can dethrone Madagascar 3 is another story.

Here’s how I think the Top 5 will shake out: READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Madagascar 3' roars with $60.4 million debut, holding 'Prometheus' at No. 2

Six weeks ago, The Avengers entered theaters and blew everyone’s expectations out of the water with its record-breaking $207.4 million debut.

In the weeks that followed, though, the box office fell into a bit of a slump. Expensive tentpoles like Battleship and Dark Shadows outright bombed, while major studio fare like What to Expect When You’re Expecting and The Dictator underperformed, and even Men In Black 3‘s number one opening felt weak given its predecessors’ strength.

Last weekend, Snow White and the Hunstman exceeded industry expectations, giving Hollywood hope that summer 2012 might live up to the hype that The Avengers had suggested. This weekend, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and and Prometheus continued to ease any fears that the box office was in trouble with robust debuts in first and second place, respectively. These hefty starts helped the Top 10 films gross $169.6 million, up a whopping 30 percent over the same weekend in 2011, when Super 8 topped the chart. READ FULL STORY

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