Hollywood and the film industry is one of the most complicated and competitive worlds out there, and it seems that every day, there is a more significant controversy than the last. This couldn’t be more true in the film industry right now, with plenty of controversy surrounding two brand new Snow White movie adaptations that are said to be coming in 2024, each being very different. So what’s actually going on?
Since news first leaked about Disney’s upcoming adaptation of their next Disney princess tale, there has been much controversy surrounding the project and questions about whether or not the film will happen. While Disney continues the habits that got them into trouble in 2023, another studio is swooping in to give viewers what they want, seemingly adding to the backlash.
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There have been a lot of jokes about the latest Disney Princess movie, commenting on how Disney is trying their best to be politically correct and inclusive to an extreme. From calling the movie Snow White and the Seven Diverse Non-Specific Vertically Challenged Creatures to commenting on the ethnicity of the lead actress, viewers haven’t been too pleased with Disney as of late.
Rachel Zegler was poised to take on the role of Snow White, a princess whose skin is famed for being “as white as snow”, and being a woman of Latin American ethnicity, this decision from Disney fully brought back the controversies and backlash that Disney experienced from changing Ariel’s ethnicity to black.
Zegler’s controversial stance in favour of the changes to the original story has only fanned the already raging fire in the audience, as she has said that Snow White needs to change because of her character being a helpless damsel in distress. Adding to that, the audience was in an uproar when they heard that Disney had removed the seven dwarves from the title and the plot because it was offensive.
Snow White and the Evil Queen
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Unlike Disney’s Snow White, The Daily Wire has announced its new movie, Snow White and the Evil Queen. When viewers first saw the teaser trailer, they thought it was just a satirical production to contrast the backlash of Snow White. Still, as it turns out, the movie is set to come out in 2024, much like its Disney counterpart.
The Daily Wire has ventured into the world of film and television recently, seemingly proving to audiences that you don’t need an exorbitant budget to make a good movie and attract audiences. The Snow White movie is set to be made by their subsidiary production company, Bentley.
Snow White and the Evil Queen has been revealed to star Brett Cooper in the role of Snow White, a decision that shocked many purely because of the masculine-sounding name. However, Brett Cooper is a fair-skinned and dark-haired host of her own podcast/show called The Comments Section with Brett Cooper, in which she often plainly speaks about her conservative view of situations.
In contrast to Rachel Zegler’s stance that Snow White should change, Cooper has mentioned that she is delighted that she and The Daily Wire would be sticking to the original Grimm’s fairy tale version of Snow White, speaking about her reverence for the original source material and being glad to bring that to the next generation.
Comparing the two movies is unnecessary, considering the staggering differences despite “following the same source material”. Besides sharing the same Disney princess, the two movies couldn’t be more different. One is happy to change everything, and the other is adamant about sticking to the original narrative without adding any 21st-century flair that Disney seems adamant to include.
Many fans seem happier with The Daily Wire‘s version of the classic story. It’s sad that sticking to the original story and being faithful to the source material is seen as brave when the industry pushes filmmakers to change everything. It almost makes you wonder if Hollywood is listening to their audience anymore.
2024 has two very different versions of Snow White on the slate.
One version breaks all conventions and has been the subject of a lot of controversy, while the other is adamant about staying true to the original tale.
Considering audiences want to watch the traditional one, it makes you wonder what audience Hollywood and Disney want to cater to.
Which Snow White version are you looking forward to in 2024?