On Friday, Disney announced that their controversial upcoming live-action “Snow White” reboot will be delayed another year.
The news comes amid backlash from fans who have reacted negatively to the company’s plan to make a woke version of the classic movie.
BREAKING: Disney has delayed the release of their woke Snow White remake until 2025. Can't imagine why…
Turns out, consumers aren't interested in woke lectures. Imagine that? pic.twitter.com/8lpgFS4rmE
— Mammoth Nation (@MammothNationUS) October 27, 2023
It also doesn’t help with marketing if people feel that the actress tapped to play the title role doesn’t like the movie.
From Fox News:
After seeing a new promotional image included in Disney’s announcement, many X users speculated that the movie was being rehauled after backlash to progressive elements that the Walt Disney Company and the film’s star, Rachel Zegler, claimed were being incorporated into the film.
The House of Mouse release declared, “Disney’s Snow White—a live-action musical reimagining of the classic 1937 film—is coming to theaters on March 21, 2025. The film — which stars Rachel Zegler — invites audiences back into the magical world of Snow White with beloved songs and recognizable characters such as the Evil Queen and, of course, Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Bashful, Happy, Sleepy and Doc.”
The movie had previously been set to be released on March 22, 2024.
The original version of the reboot didn’t do anything to endear fans to it after images leaked online showed that they planned to remove the seven dwarfs and replace them with seven “magical creatures” to “avoid reinforcing stereotypes”
The new image Disney released features Zegler as Snow White sitting around seven CGI dwarves that resemble the same characters from the original 1937 animated film.
1. Disney debutes “woke” Seven Dwarves
2. Disney announces it will delay Snow White until 2025
3. Disney switches to classic Seven Dwarves pic.twitter.com/CQfx0LnjHm
— John Hasson (@SonofHas) October 27, 2023
Conservative journalist Varad Mehta doubted the narrative on why the film is being delayed. He wrote on X, “Yeah, they didn’t [delay] this because of the strike. They delayed it because they’re doing massive reshoots and/or it’ll take an extra year to replace the ‘diversity dwarves’ with CGI versions of the real Seven Dwarfs from the 1937 movie. What a disaster. Walt’s spinning.”
Yeah, they didn't delate this because of the strike. They delayed it because they're doing massive reshoots and/or it'll take an extra year to replace the "diversity dwarves" with CGI versions of the real Seven Dwarfs from the 1937 movie. What a disaster. Walt's spinning. https://t.co/mApGGiU68B
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) October 27, 2023
Prominent conservative account “End Wokeness” posted, “BREAKING: Disney is delaying Snow White until 2025 following backlash against the woke remake. It also appears that Disney has scrapped their ‘diversity creatures’ in favor of CGI dwarves that look similar to the original
BREAKING: Disney is delaying Snow White until 2025 following backlash against the woke remake
It also appears that Disney has scrapped their “diversity creatures” in favor of CGI dwarves that look similar to the original pic.twitter.com/czTsNllpJF
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 27, 2023
Zegler stars as Snow White and Gal Gadot plays The Evil Queen. Ansu Kabia co-stars as the Huntsman and Andrew Burnap plays a new character named Jonathan.