Despite the fact that the Snow White and the Huntsman won’t be released until June, just like The Avengers 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has already been fast tracked into development.   So, even before seeing the upcoming film starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron in an epic adventure in which the vampire girl and Thor do battle with Aileen Wuornos.  Do I have that right?

First Showing has it that, thanks to a heaping helping of solid buzz, and the built in audience that swords ‘n sandals type fantasy films attract (not to mention a certain someone’s Twilight audience), Universal has already tapped David Koepp (Jurassic Park) to write the script for the sequel.  Further, Universal is fast-tracking the film into an early production in order to secure returning director Rupert Sanders.

Still, it’s a risky gambit to bet a sequel on a film which is still several weeks away from its official release, and hasn’t technically made any of its budget back yet.  Also, it does exactly remove some of the stakes in the film, as (unless the sequel is entitled Snow White: Dead and Loving It!) a sequel all but guarantees that most of the cast will survive the first film.

What do you think of the Snow White news?