With Disney’s continued push to make Live Action retellings of their classic film lineup their next big remake will be based on their first animated film, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Not to be confused with 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman or 2012’s Mirror Mirror. The film already has its leading lady being played by American-Born Latina actress Rachel Zegler and its lead villain with Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen. But now we can add the leading male actor in Andrew Burnap.
Andrew Burnap is a relatively unknown actor who is mostly known for Broadway productions, with his most well know production being The Inheritance from 2018 – 2020.
The 30 year old actor will be making his film debut as he has been cast as the lead male role. However he will apparently not be playing the role of the Prince, but instead a brand new character made for the film. It is currently unknown what type of character he will be as his casting was just announced.
This change is most likely a decision made due to the quote on quote “backlash” the film has had for years as many “online personalities” say the film is outdated and sexist towards women, depicting them as weak and needing to be saved. Yet that subject is highly debated as throughout the film Snow White is seen taking charge of the Dwarfs and helping them to clean up their act and acting as an authority figure to them. The only mistake she made was trusting the Evil Queen who was in disguise.
Not to mention the debate that has recently been raging over the Prince’s kiss. With some saying it was “not consensual.” Many others dispute it arguing it was the only way to free her from the spell and Snow White already liked him–True Love’s Kiss.
Again it is a heavily debated subject and the people in charge most likely want to avoid anything that could be considered “problematic.”
The film is scheduled to release in 2023.
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