With 20th Century Fox still looking for a director to take on The Wolverine Universal has taken the opportunity to offer Hugh Jackman the Huntsman role in Snow White and the Huntsman. According to Deadline it is still just an offer at this point, and there’s the possibility Jackman may reject it if he wants to shoot The Wolverine in the near future.
Viggo Mortensen was previously in talks for the role but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are still set to appear in the film.
This telling of Snow White focuses on the Huntsman who is hired by the evil queen (Charlize Theron) to track down her runaway stepdaughter (Kristen Stewart). After realizing the queen intends to kill Snow White, he helps her escape, and the pair go on the run. Johnny Depp, Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender have all been linked to the role of the Huntsman over the pasts few months, so there’s every chance Hugh Jackman will just be another name on their wish-list.
Rupert Sanders is directing and the aim is to begin shooting sometime this summer for a December 2012 release.