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‘The Huntsman’ Will Only Have Two Dwarves Snow White (Kristen Stewart) will be sitting out Universal’s The Huntsman, and now it looks like most of her dwarf friends will be, too. Only two of the seven dwarves are expected to appear, according to a new report. Still set to return are the evil queen (Charlize Theron), and of course the Huntsman himself (Chris Hemsworth). Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing.

Star Wars Bits: J.J Abrams’ Reaction to Harrison Ford’s Injury; Plus ‘Star Wars 1′ Easter Eggs, Han Solo Video Game From the set of The Force Awakens, to its concept art and everything in between, it’s a busy day in Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following: Read how J.J.

Doctor Strange: Academy Award-nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) is in talks to join Marvel's Doctor Strange. It's not yet confirmed what role he would play. Benedict Cumberbatch is already set to star as the titular character; Scott Derrickson will direct the movie, which is scheduled for release on November 4, 2016. [THR/The Wrap]   Aquaman: Rumor has it that Warner Bros. has locked up Jason Momoa to appear as the watery superhero Aquaman in four upcoming...Read MoreRead Comments

Sundance: Get Ready To Dance In Clip From 'Z For Zachariah' With Chris Pine, Margot Robbie, And Chiwetel Ejiofor Since her impressive and breakout turn in “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” Margot Robbie has been missing from the big screen with three films set to hit this year, one of which is the Sundance-premiering “Z for Zachariah.” While we won’t have a review until after the screening this weekend, you can make do with a short clip from the post-apocalyptic film, via Hitfix. Running under a minute, the clip centers on an innocent moment between the three survivors of a disaster that wipes out most of the planet.

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'The Huntsman' Gets New Director Universal's The Huntsman has gone through a lot of changes over the past couple of years. But now it looks like we're closer to what the film will actually be, which is a prequel directed–not by Frank Darabont of The Walking Dead–but Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who served as second unit director for Snow White and the Huntsman.Troyan also served as visual effects supervisor on Snow White, and received an Oscar nomination for his work on said film.

Frank Darabont exits The Huntsman; Emily Blunt in talks to play villain It's being reported that director Frank Darabont has left Universal's planned SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN prequel/spin-off THE HUNTSMAN due to creative differences. It's not clear if the studio will still use Darabont's draft of the script for the project, or if Universal will hire someone else to rewrite it. But THE HUNTSMAN isn't dead; according to Deadline,... Read More...

'The Huntsman' Targets Emily Blunt as the Villain The loss of its director is certainly not slowing down the prequel The Huntsman. A follow up to the 2012 fairy tale adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, this next chapter is lining up Emily Blunt to star as the main villain. While yesterday's report claimed that Charlize Theron was expected to reprise her role as the evil Ravenna, that may no longer be the case.Frank Darabont left the project earlier in the week, with both the director and Universal Pictures citing 'creative differences'. It is believed that the studio already has a replacement directed waiting in the wings.

Disney's 'Into the Woods' Featurettes Arrive in Time for Awards Buzz "Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom, there lay a small kingdom at the edge of the woods." Since awards season is in full swing, so is all the campaigning by studios to get their film's noticed by the voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (voting closes today before the nominations are announced next week). And Disney has been making a big push to get Into the Woods noticed, especially on the technical side of things.

Duncan Jones Talks Warcraft's Plot Charting the first contact between orcs and humansEven though the calendar has reached 2015, we still have more a year to go before Duncan Jones unleashes his Warcraft film on the world. Recently, he let slip some details about the characters for the game adaptation, and has now talked to Chinese news site Mtime (with a helpful translation via Man Made Movies) about his aims for the film’s tone and story.According to the director, he was looking to explore the initial meetings between orcs and humans that led to the big conflict.

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