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Disney’s Latest Blockbuster Faces Controversy and Costly Backlash

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Disneys Latest Blockbuster Faces Controversy and Costly Backlash

The highly anticipated live-action remake of "Snow White" from Disney is stirring up a storm of controversy and could end up costing the studio upwards of $200 million.

Off-Screen Woes Hamper Production

Director Marc Webb's fantastical epic has faced a series of off-screen issues, although much of it has remained confined to the depths of social media.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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Controversies Surround Star and Dwarfs

Star Rachel Zegler has come under fire for her alleged disdain for the original animated classic and its themes, while debate rages over the absence of dwarfs in the remake. Even Peter Dinklage has been dragged into the controversy.

Costly Gamble

The estimated budget for "Snow White" stands at a whopping $209.3 million, making it one of the most expensive remakes in Disney's history. The pressure is on for the film to perform well at the box office and generate substantial profits.

Uncertain Impact on Film's Success

While it remains to be seen whether the negativity surrounding the film will significantly affect its reception, recent flops from Disney's big screen releases suggest it's not out of the realm of possibility.