The live-action Snow White film has been dealing with backlash, and the stars starring in the film are being replaced.
Disney, known for its successful live-action adaptations of animated classics, announced plans to create a live-action version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This project was expected to follow the footsteps of previous adaptations like Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book. The live-action Snow White is expected to offer a fresh take on the beloved story while retaining its classic elements.
Stars such as Rachel Zegler, Gal Gadot, and many more are set to star in the live-action Snow White. Rachel Zegler’s breakthrough came when she was cast as the lead role of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated adaptation of West Side Story. This has led to her being the lead role of Snow White.
Zegler has been a popular name in the papers due to her comments, especially as of late. Rachel Zelger’s comments about removing the prince from the live-action Snow White and many other changes that Disney fans have not taken kindly to—the 1937 original Snow White, which was made by Walt Disney himself, is essentially being abandoned and completely replaced in the live-action remake. For example, Andrew Burnap who plays Jonathan since there is no Prince Charming could potentially be axed altogether.
“I just mean that it’s no longer 1937,” Zegler said. “We absolutely wrote a ‘Snow White’ that … she’s not going to be saved by the prince, and she’s not going to be dreaming about true love; she’s going to be dreaming about becoming the leader she knows she can be and that her late father told her that she could be if she was fearless, fair, brave and true.”
Since Rachel Zegler made those comments, she has received backlash, and there have been rumors that Rachel Zegler may have been dropped to star in Paddington 3.
However, Zegler is not the only star that may be replaced due to backlash, this time by a completely different movie studio. Gal Gadot will not be reprising her current role in the DC Universe.
Gal Gadot, who is starring as the Evil Queen in Snow White live-action, saw her big break come when she was cast as Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, in the DC Extended Universe. Her portrayal of the iconic superhero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and the standalone film Wonder Woman (2017) received critical acclaim and turned her into a global sensation. Her character represented strength, courage, and compassion, inspiring countless viewers, particularly young girls and women, to embrace their own inner heroes.
In addition to her role as Wonder Woman, Gadot has starred in a variety of other films, showcasing her acting range. She appeared in action-packed films like Fast & Furious (2009) and Fast Five (2011), as well as the mystery-comedy Death on the Nile (2022). Gal Gadot will be the Evil Queen in the live-action Snow White.
According to a recent report by Variety, Gal Gadot will no longer portray Wonder Woman. While it was previously uncertain whether Gadot would return, it appears that their characters are retiring with the conclusion of the DCU Chapter One: Gods and Monsters lineup, which also signifies the departure of characters like Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman.
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