The first still from the Disney feature film "Snow White" is here. The other day, the film studio shared material from its ambitious project - a live-action remake of the cartoon "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937). In the photo you can see Rachel Zegler in the image of a classic Disney princess, surrounded by her favorite friends. The actress is dressed in a modification of Snow White's iconic outfit - a blue top and a fluffy yellow skirt - and is photographed with a motley group inside the famous house, hidden in the forest.
When will Snow White be released in cinemas?
Disney released the first image at the same time as it announced that it was moving the premiere date to a year later. Initially, the film was planned to be released on big screens on March 22, 2024, but now viewers will have to wait. They will get acquainted with the new creation of the film studio only on March 21, 2025.
Rachel Zegler will play Snow White
Following the new "The Little Mermaid" starring black Halle Bailey, Disney continues to diversify its classic stories by casting actors from different ethnic backgrounds in lead roles. So Zegler, with Colombian roots, was lucky enough to get the role of Snow White. In the original source of the 1937 cartoon, a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the heroine appears blonde, with porcelain skin and blue eyes. But the film studio purposefully decided to fight stereotypes, and the dark-skinned Snow White does not bother the producers. The creators of the film went even further and changed the whole story of a girl who became a victim of the machinations of an evil stepmother, but in the end found friendship and love. The plot has undergone big changes, which the actress herself spoke about in a conversation with Disney fans.
Zegler gained fame thanks to her work on Steven Spielberg's film West Side Story (2021). She also starred in the upcoming Hunger Games prequel, the fantasy film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Snakes and Songbirds, playing Lucy Gray Baird. The premiere of the film will take place on November 17th.
Gal Gadot will play the Evil Queen
The actress, known for her role as Wonder Woman, will appear as an evil stepmother in the new Disney film. Periodically asking the magic mirror about the most beautiful woman in the world, she tries to harass Snow White, whom the device points to, in every possible way.
What Rachel Zegler Said About Snow White
The actress's comments about the original 1937 Disney animated film sparked a wave of criticism online. In September 2022, the actress took part in the Disney Fan Club's D23 Expo conference, where she spoke about modernizing the classic story. "I think 1937 is no more. We've completely rewritten Snow White - she's not saved by a prince, and she doesn't dream of true love. She dreams of becoming the leader she knows maybe she can be." as her father told her, she can become if she is strong, honest, brave and real.”
After this, social media users attacked Rachel, accusing her of disrespecting the heritage of Disney and the Brothers Grimm. “Criticism of Disney princesses is not feminism. Not every woman is a leader. Not every woman wants to be a leader. Not every woman wants or dreams of power,” one TikTok user said in a short video that has received more than 10 views by this day million views.