Disney’s live-action Snow White movie has been getting a lot of bad buzz over the past several months, and releasing that image of Rachel Zegler‘s Snow White surrounded by seven CGI dwarves didn’t help. That looked awful. Now, Mail Online is reporting that the studio spent $330 million on the movie, and they are concerned that the movie is going to bomb, and they should be worried!
An insider told the outlet: “Disney had to delay Snow White because they have spent so much money on it, and if it is a financial disaster at the box office, it might singlehandedly cripple future remakes and potential Snow White sequels that they have planned.”
The insider also said: “They also have to remove themselves from the bad taste in the mouths of online critics and want to instead deliver a great film and get to a point where they get it right. They realize that they were overthinking things and are now reigning it all in a little bit more.”
Peter Dinklage has pretty much been blamed for Disney’s decision to do away with the Seven Dwarfs after comments from the actor. Dinklage criticized the remake due to the fairytale’s “f**king backwards” depiction of dwarfs. He also said: “There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on. Literally no offense to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. But you’re still telling the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me.”
And now we have these ridiculous-looking CGI dwarves in the movie taking jobs away from other dwarf actors who would’ve been happy to get the work!
The report also claims that the studio is looking at films like Cats and Sonic the Hedgehog to help them figure out what not to do. A source went on to say: “It is a perfect storm right now, but they are embracing change and anticipate it all to work out and exceed expectations. The work starts now. They also had to delay the movie because they not only have to make it as best as they can, but there are a lot of toys that they have to prepare, so they need the dwarves and the rest of the characters to look exactly like who they are supposed to be.”
Yeah, I’m not sure if Disney is going to be able to salvage this movie. I have yet to talk to anyone that has any interest in selling it.
The story follows a princess who is rescued by seven dwarf miners, Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy, who make Snow White part of their household after she’s exiled into a dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother.
Snow White was originally supposed to be released on March 22, 2024, but it was pushed out a full year to March 21, 2025. The movie also stars Gal Gadot, who is playing the Evil Queen in the movie, and it’s being directed by Mark Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man).