Peter Dinklage has called the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs live-action remake “backwards.”
Over recent years, Disney has found huge success in making its animated movies into remakes.
Take Cruella for example, released in 2021, Cruella is a remake of the 101 Dalmatians franchise and has been a huge hit with Disney fans.
Next up to be remade is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but it seems this one might not be so well received.
Actor, Peter Dinklage has branded the remake as “backwards” and it seems that people agree with him…
One social media user said: “There are at least 20 movies made on this character. Not including comics. Appearances like on once upon a time or Shrek. Honestly. I’d like a new story. There are plenty including the one that’s making everyone annoyed. It’s time for new original stories. Something fresh.”
While another wrote: “Cinderella was good. Beauty & the Beast was good. Jungle Book was eh. Aladdin was terrible. Mulan I didn’t watch because I didn’t want it ruined. It sounds like this one I’m not gonna watch either.”
“Everyone has their opinion. There are also actors who are little people who are upset that potential roles could be taken away. Everyone’s perspective is different,” a third added.
However, not everyone agrees with him: “K wait the man who played Hagrid wasn’t a giant.. the actor who played the genie wasn’t blue nor was he really a genie. The actors who played the dwarfs in Lord of the Rings weren’t dwarfs either.. what is he actually up set about????”
Dinklage said the remake was “backwards” while appearing on an episode of the podcast, WTF with Marc Maron.
He made the comment while discussing the remakes casting of Rachel Zegler as Snow White.
“I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White,” Dinklage said on the podcast, The Guardian reports.
“You’re still telling the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me.”
“You’re progressive in one way but you’re still making that f***ing backward story of seven dwarves living in the cave,” he continued.
Questioning what they are doing, Dinklage added: “Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”
“They were so proud of that, and all love and respect to the actress and the people who thought they were doing the right thing but I’m just like, ‘What are you doing?’”
Dinklage added that if the remake had a “cool, progressive spin,” then he would have been “all in.”
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney responded to the claim.
A spokesperson for Disney told the outlet that they are “taking a different approach.”
“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community,” they said.
“We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”
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