Tom Hardy has been in talks to play the Huntsman in the Universal adaption of Snow White and the Huntsman.
However, producer Jo Roth reportedly wants Johnny Depp for the role and pitched him for the Huntsman role.
The story features an expanded role for the Huntsman, who in the original story lets Snow White go after being ordered to kill her in the woods. In the film, the Huntsman is haunted by a white wolf that killed his wife, and there’s a pervasive sadness about the character that makes the void in his life feel quite real.
He’ll be chained to Snow White for part of the live-action movie as the duo make their escape from a pair of bounty hunters. The Huntsman then serves as a mentor who teaches the teenage Snow White how to fight against her evil step-mother, Ravenna. And don’t worry — a handsome prince is still the love interest.
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Edited: October 31st, 2010