Snow White And The Huntsman may still be a couple of weeks away from release but talk is already afoot of a potential prequel focussing on Chris Hemsworth's character, the Huntsman.
David Koepp is currently in talks to write a follow-up to the forthcoming fairy tale, and one of the most persistent rumours is that it will be a Huntsman-centric tale. As far as Hemsworth himself is concerned, he's happy to keep an open mind.
"I’ve heard probably the same rumours you have about possible sequels to this or prequels as far as the Huntsman’s storyline goes," says Hemsworth, when asked whether he would be interested in such a project. "If there’s an audience for it and people wanna see it and there’s a great script and room to do something different with it, absolutely."
As for the Huntsman's back-story, there would appear to be plenty of scope for further exploration. "We’re pretty elusive for the most of it," explains Hemsworth. "He begins having suffered some sort of trauma in a whole life before this point, and then at the end it’s left open as well."
"We had endless discussions about ‘where does he come from and why does he do this and what’s this about?’" he continues, "and it all of a sudden opened up all these ideas about his whole life prior to this."
Snow White And The Huntsman opens in the UK on 1 June 2012. Sounds like there's a new franchise in the offing...