Details on the New Live Action ‘Snow White’

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With The Little Mermaid (2023) now in theaters, many Disney fans are anxious for details about the next live-action film released from Walt Disney Studios.

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The Next Live-Action Remake

Although release dates can change, the next live-action princess film on the list is Snow White (2024), planned to hit cinemas on March 22 next year. While Disney chose to release some of their live-action remakes, such as Pinocchio (2022), Peter Pan & Wendy (2023), and Lady and the Tramp (2019) on Disney Plus, Snow White (2024) will receive a theatrical release.

Peter Pan

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Although a live-action remake of the classic 1937 film that paved the way for Walt Disney Studios, it will receive a few updates from the original animated feature. These changes include the removal of “Seven Dwarfs” in the title and a new love-interest character named Jonathan that replaces the famous Prince.

Snow White Forest Scene Animated Movie

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The film will be directed by Marc Webb, whose body of work includes 500 Days of Summer (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).

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Who’s Starring in the Movie?

The titular character of Snow White will be played by Golden Globe winner Rachel Zegler who starred as Maria in West Side Story (2021).

Zegler and Snow White

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Gal Gidot of DCU Wonder Woman fame is slated to play the Evil Queen, one of Disney’s most iconic villains.

Another confirmed casting is Martin Klebba as Grumpy. The actor is most famously known for his work as Marty in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Randal on the TV show Scrubs.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean

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The love interest of Snow White, known as Jonathan, will be played by Andrew Burnap. He is best known for his work as Phil in WeCrashed (2022) and Floyd in The Chaperone (2018).

Other actors tied to the film include Dujunna Gift and Colin Michael Carmichael.

Dwarfs marching home

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Disney live-action remakes are no stranger to controversy. Many have criticized Walt Disney Studios for the constant string of remakes instead of creating new stories and characters. In addition, there is always pushback with any film remake or adaptation (be it Disney or otherwise). Many fans of the original pick apart any changes to the story or characters, while others love to compare and contrast it against the original.

However, Snow White (2024) turns out, hopefully, it will not meet the same level of criticism as The Little Mermaid (2023) has received.

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Ariel Little Mermaid

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)