Snow White remake catches fire

The live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has had its fair share of issues along the way to production, with pandemic-related delays and concerns about the dwarfs. Now that production is underway at Pinewood Studios, Disney may have thought its troubles were behind them, but sadly, another disaster struck: fire.

According to photos and video shared by the Daily Mail, a fire broke out on a soundstage under lights and next to a cottage that is part of the Snow White set. The stubble can be seen igniting in one of the photos. The set is basically a powder box – with straw on the ground, wooden constructions and trees.

Fortunately, it appears no one was injured and everyone managed to evacuate to safety. It looks like the sets were still under construction, so it’s unlikely stars like Rachel Zegler (who plays Snow White) or Gal Gadot (who plays the Evil Queen) were in the studio at the time.

This isn’t the first time a fire has disrupted filming at Pinewood Studios, as happened on the set of Casino Royale in 2006. The studios have hosted many huge productions, such as the Harry Potter films, Superman from 1978, as well as Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan’s Batman films.

The Marvel films Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class were also filmed there. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently in pre-production at the studios, located in Buckinghamshire, England.

While we wait for more Snow White production news, check out our guide to the best Disney movies.