By Anita Bennett
Tough: This new image of Kristen Stewart in her Snow White and the Huntsman costume shows the actress as an armoured, sword-wielding Snow White
If fans at the Comic Con convention were looking for a little action and verbal sparring, that's exactly what they got when Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron took stage to promote their movie Snow White and the Huntsman.
Kristen, 21, and Charlize, 35, engaged in some playful fighting talk yesterday as they unveiled the first character images from their upcoming fairytale film.
The South African actress admitted she didn't really know Stewart, but said she had a feeling the Twilight star was going to 'give me a run for my money.'
Ready for battle: Charlize Theron co-stars as the evil queen
Theron added: 'And I'm ready for it b**ch, let's go!'
Producers debuted the first photos of Stewart, as an armoured, sword-wielding Snow White, and Theron, as the Evil Queen, at the Comic-Con fan convention in San Diego, California.
The film's co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin also attended the panel discussion.
Another big role: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth will play the huntsman, after earlier appearing in Thor and Star Trek
Stewart told the massive crowd of assembled fans that doing a traditional Snow White was not something 'I was jumping at.'
What attracted her was that this Snow White is more edgy: 'I get to have a sword and stuff,' Stewart said.
A newly released publicity photo shows Stewart wearing armour and holding a huge sword and shield in the movie.
Fan favourites: Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron wowed the massive crowd of fans when the took stage
Charlize plays the evil queen and Chris Hemsworth co-stars as the huntsman. Cameras will begin rolling on the highly anticipated fantasy film next week in London.
The movie is due out next June and is one of two Snow White movies set to hit theatres.
The other Snow White film will star Lily Collins and Julia Roberts as the evil queen. The Julia Roberts version does not yet have a title, but the team behind the movie recently moved up its release date.
Comic-Con début: The cast of Snow White and the Huntsman including Sam Claflin, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron posed for photos
It is now scheduled to open in the U.S. in March, to beat the Huntsman into theatres by two and a half months.
The film's director Tarsem Singh was also at Comic Con and bumped into the cast and crew of The Huntsman.
But he took it all in stride and even joked about the competition between the duelling Snow White films.
'I met them, wished them luck,' Singh told New York Magazine's The Vulture blog.
Competition: Another Snow White film starring Lily Collins is also scheduled to hit theatres next year