There's been no shortage of controversy surrounding Disney's live-action movie adaptation of Snow White. Ever since Rachel Zegler was revealed to be playing the iconic title character, it's been a whirlwind of endless drama.
If you've been active on social media these past couple of weeks, you've probably been exposed to the comments made by Zegler regarding her feelings on the original 1937 animated film. This set off a firestorm of criticism directed toward the lead actress. Many have already vowed to boycott the film when it's released.
Most recently, you may have heard rumors floating around the internet that Disney has decided to scrap its Snow White live-action movie entirely. Is this true?
Has Disney canceled its live-action Snow White movie?
Mouse Trap News reports that Disney has canceled the live-action Snow White movie "because of all the controversy." The site claims that the negative sentiment and controversy surrounding the film will cause it to tank in the theaters. And with Disney's current financial struggles, the company has simply decided to scrap it entirely rather than lose more money on another box office bomb.
Let me just stop right there. For starters, none of this is true.
Mouse Trap News is not a legitimate news source. In fact, it's a self-admitted satire site. According to the site's about bio:
"Mouse Trap News is the world’s best satire site. We write fake stories about Disney Parks stuff. From Disney Park announcements to Disney Hotel and resort news to made-up Disney partnerships, you can be assured that anything you read here is not true, real, or accurate, but it is fun."
The site basically pokes fun at all of the ridiculous drama and "controversy" surrounding the Disney brand. And with all of the craziness going on in the world, there's no shortage of topics for the satirical site to take aim at.
So no, Disney has not canceled its live-action Snow White movie starring Rachel Zegler. That said, it's possible Disney will delay its release, although this wouldn't be due to any of the recent controversy. Snow White is currently slated for release on March 22, 2024, but it's possible Disney will shift its 2024 slate due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.