The original 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' animated feature was first released in 1937.
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot is in final negotiations to play the Evil Queen in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White reports Deadline. So far, Gadot has been busy over the past year with Wonder Woman: 1984. Her upcoming film Red Notice, which also stars Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, will be out on Netflix on November 12.
It'll be interesting to see Gadot go from playing a superhero to an antagonist. Gadot will join the likes of superstars like Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett, who previously played famous villains. The Evil Queen is an iconic Disney character particularly known for stepping to her Magic Mirror and delivering her famous line: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”
The timeless fairytale Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs became Disney’s first-ever animated feature in 1937. In Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White, Rachel Zegler will be playing the classic Disney princess. The 20-year-old made her debut performance in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. "Rachel's extraordinary vocal abilities are just the beginning of her gifts. Her strength, intelligence and optimism will become an integral part of rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale," Webb said in a statement, as per PEOPLE.
‘Snow White’ starring Rachel Zegler as the titular character and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen will begin filming next year. Marc Webb will direct. pic.twitter.com/o8QX4CoQbv— best of gal gadot (@gadotfiles) November 4, 2021
There have been numerous versions of the classic tale including the 2012 film Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and Universal’s darker take, Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart. The princess has also turned up as a character on the TV series Once Upon a Time.
Marc Webb will be directing the remake and Marc Platt producing with production expected to start in 2022. What's a Disney film without its music? Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar- and Tony-winning pair behind La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen, will write new songs for the upcoming film.
According to Variety, Disney has a number of live-action remakes in the pipeline. Snow White has been under development since 2016! Other remakes include The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey, Pinocchio with Tom Hanks, and Lilo and Stitch directed by Jon M. Chu. The studio has previously reimagined Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Aladdin, and Dumbo.
Snow White is based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale which follows the story of an orphaned princess living with her Evil Queen stepmother. The latter tries to poison her but she escapes and eventually finds love... and of course... as all fairy tales go: her happily ever after as well.