Thor and Avengers star Chris Hemsworth is returning as the title character along with Charlize Theron, who played the villain in the first film, which was directed by Rupert Sanders and earned almost $400 million worldwide. Kristen Stewart is not expected to return as Snow White. If she does, it would most likely just be a cameo.
Darabont's feature directorial credits include The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist. He also developed and executive produced the first season of "The Walking Dead."