NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Pictures is continuing to pursue a sequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman" in the wake of Kristen Stewart's affair with the film's director.
Universal co-chairman Donna Langley said in a statement Wednesday that the studio is "currently exploring all options to continue the franchise" and that reports of Stewart's exit "are false."
Since Stewart, who played Snow White in the film, and Rupert Sanders, the married, 41-year-old director of the film last month publically apologized for a tryst caught in photographs, the future of "Snow White" has been uncertain.
The film was intended to launch a franchise, and its worldwide gross of $389.3 million was a promising enough start.
The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that Universal was shifting the sequel to focus on the Huntsman character, played by Chris Hemsworth. The report claimed that Stewart was being dropped.
Universal declined to comment further on its plans.