- A first look at Rachel Zegler as Snow White has been released.
- It also offers our first look at the dwarves.
- The film, directed by Marc Webb, will now be released in cinemas in 2025.
This has been talked about for a while, but we finally get our first proper look at “West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler in Disney’s new live-action version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” simply titled ” Snow wears white.’
However, the picture does have a downside, as the studio has announced that the film will now be released in cinemas a year later than planned.
What is the story of “Snow White”?
An adaptation of both the original fairy tale and Disney’s acclaimed 1937 animated adaptation (which established the studio’s reputation for animation), the new film features a screenplay by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson that foregoes the usual romantic subplot and instead sets Snow White in motion Her father encouraged her to be a leader.
In this case, “the most beautiful of all” means something different.
Who else is in “Snow White”?
Disney hasn’t confirmed who will be playing the dwarf characters, but we know that the cast includes Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen, Ansu Kabia as the Hunter, and Andrew Burnap as a new character named Jonathan.
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After an outcry over the use of dwarven characters, which came not least from Peter Dinklage (who said: “You’re still doing that damn backwards story about seven dwarves living in a cave together, what the fuck are you doing?*** are you doing that, Man?” on Marc Marons’WTF’ Podcast), Disney responded with an official statement on the matter.
Here’s what the studio said:
“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we took a different approach with these seven characters and consulted with members of the dwarven community. We look forward to sharing more as the film goes into production after a long development period.”
Of course, now we can see it for ourselves – and honestly, they’re a little scary as they walk along the edge of the uncanny valley. Of course, this situation has happened before in films: there was a backlash over the first look of “Sonic the Hedgehog,” giving filmmakers time to work on the characters before “Snow White” hits theaters.
Speaking of the film’s release…
When will I see “Snow White” in the cinema?
For those who have been eagerly awaiting more news about the live-action version of the story, there’s also a bad side to the good news/bad news equation: Disney has announced that the film will be delayed, which probably comes as a shock is -on effect due to the impact of the actors’ strike on the studio’s schedules.
After the film was originally scheduled for March 22, 2024, it will now be released in theaters on March 21, 2025. Does that make you grumpy?