Gal Gadot's casting as the Evil Queen in Disney's live-action Snow White has raised concerns among audiences and critics. The disappointing performance of The Little Mermaid's live-action version suggests Disney remakes are losing their appeal.
Moreover, controversy arose over the decision to adapt the 1937 classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with actor Peter Dinklage criticizing the casting of actors without dwarfism. Adding to the worries, Gadot's recent Netflix film, Heart of Stone, received mixed reviews and underperformed at the box office.
The spy thriller, where Gadot plays an international agent, failed to captivate audiences and critics alike, garnering a low critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. It seems Gadot's star power may be diminishing, making her casting as the Evil Queen a risky choice for Disney.
The prospects for Snow White could improve with a strong cast, but the lead actresses chosen so far, including Rachel Zegler as Snow White, have not fared well in recent projects. Gadot's lackluster performances in Heart of Stone and other recent films raise doubts about her ability to carry a movie.
Though there's hope Snow White may revive Disney's live-action remakes, Gadot's shaky resume and cultural baggage associated with the original story make it uncertain whether the film will succeed. Time will tell if Snow White can save both Disney and Gal Gadot's career.