Disney has clarified how it will frame the characters of the seven dwarfs in its live-action Snow White remake, saying Tuesday it will “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,” a Disney spokesperson told CNET in an emailed statement. “We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”
The statement came after Game of Thrones and Marvel actor Peter Dinklage slammed the premise of the movie while speaking on a podcast Monday.
“You’re still making that f****** backward story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together? What the f*** are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough,” Dinklage said, as reported earlier Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter.
His comments were sparked by a discussion of Disney casting Rachel Zegler in the title role of Snow White. Production on the movie is expected to begin later this year, and the movie will also star .