Viggo could be the Huntsman


Universal has been busy working on bringing a new live action take on Snow White for a while now and we are at the point where casting rumors are starting to trickle their way onto the internet. The latest news is that a few pivotal roles are being discussed with Viggo Mortensen included in the running for the role of “the Huntsman”.

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he first really reliable word on the casting of Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman: Viggo Mortensen is in talks to play the Huntsman. With Charlize Theron also in talks (to play the wicked queen) that leaves a couple major roles wide open. The pivotal one, obviously, is Snow White. The latest actresses mentioned in conjunction with the role are Kristen Stewart and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, A Series of Unfortunate Events).

I think this would be a pretty interesting role for Viggo, if picked, and wouldn’t mind the idea of him playing the huntsman at all. Viggo is a pretty good actor but I’ve had a hard time separating Viggo from ‘Aragorn’. I get excited whenever I see him take on similar roles because I feel he could excel in them after his experiences with the LOTR trilogy but always fear in the back of my head that he’s a victim of typecasting.

The only sour news in here, that I see, is the possible inclusion of Kristen Stewart as Snow White. I, admittedly, haven’t seen enough of her films to be a great judge but her role as ‘Bella’ in the Twilight franchise is a tough stain to erase from my memory. I really don’t care for the Twilight movies and think she would be a distraction for me because I keep thinking about sparkling vampires when I see her.

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