A source close to the situation said:
The script has already been written and production will begin late next year. However, Rupert Sanders definitely won't be a part of the project. Rupert didn't want to be a part of it to begin with because he is desperately still trying to save his marriage. The search is still on for a new director.Sanders couldn't be part of it if Stewart was. His wife, Liberty Ross, said under no circumstances was Sanders to work with Stewart again.
Stewart released a statement shortly after news broke of her affair with Sanders insisting that it was a "momentary indiscretion," but several reports indicated that the affair lasted for "months."
The affair resulted in a dramatic split between Stewart's and her "Twilight" costar Robert Pattison. However, after months apart, the pair reconciled.
Despite the fact that she is "back in" when it comes to "Snow White and the Huntsman 2," or whatever it will be called, Stewart has concerns. The source added:
Kristen is extremely concerned about her acting career. Other than the Snow White sequel she isn't attached to any other projects. There are scripts coming in, but not as many good ones as she would like. It's distressing to Kristen that Rob is attached to four separate movies over the next year-and-a-half.It was theorized earlier that the affair would hurt her career, and Sanders', too.
Even her Twilight co-stars, Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene, are more in demand than ever, with both committed to two different movies each. Kristen just hopes that that the fallout over her relationship with Rupert doesn't hurt her career.