Disney’s live-action remake of the 1937 animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of their most highly anticipated projects. Here’s everything we know about the new Snow White movie so far:
The film is directed by Marc Webb, known for 500 Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man movies.
Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig co-wrote the screenplay with Erin Cressida Wilson.
Filming took place in the UK from March to July 2022.
The movie was originally slated for release on March 22, 2024 but has been delayed to March 21, 2025 due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
Rachel Zegler as Snow White
The West Side Story breakout star landed the coveted role in 2021. This will be her first major leading role.
Gal Gadot as The Evil Queen
The Wonder Woman star is playing the villainous role for the first time in her career.
Andrew Burnap as Jonathan
The Broadway actor plays a new character who is Snow White’s love interest, rather than Prince Charming.
Martin Klebba as Grumpy
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will portray one of the seven dwarfs.
The film will be a reimagining of the original tale, with some changes to modernize the story.
Snow White will be more empowered and proactive than the animated version.
Her character arc will focus more on her journey to become a leader.
The prince character is replaced by Jonathan, described as a “reluctant hero” type.
The seven dwarfs will not appear in their original form. The filmmakers consulted with the dwarfism community to avoid reinforcing stereotypes.
Zegler faced some racist backlash over her Colombian heritage not matching Snow White’s “fairest skin” description.
The decision to not cast dwarf actors sparked debate and criticism.
Zegler’s past comments about the “outdated” original have also ignited some backlash from Disney purists.
The new live-action Snow White promises to bring a fresh take on a timeless tale. Fans are eager to see Zegler and Gadot bring these iconic characters to life when the film finally hits theaters in 2025.