Creator Cameo: The director's blood is used in the opening scene. He didn't feel the fake blood looked realistic enough, so he pricked his own finger to get the effect he wanted.
Deleted Scene: A few are included in the extended DVD release, which also features quite a few longer cuts of scenes. Deleted scenes include Snow White and the Huntsman making their way through the forest, and perhaps the most significant, a conversation between William and the Huntsman about the "light" inside of Snow White.
Snow White has a British accent, but played by American actress Kristen Stewart.
And of course, Charlize Theron continues her long streak of not playing a South African character.
Fun with Acronyms: The movie's title acronyms to SWATH, as in "Snow White and the Huntsman cut a swath through the kingdom".
Jossed: Kristen Stewart denied claims that she had been dropped from the franchise after the affair scandal - saying that she had been still offered numerous scripts to potential sequels and turned them down, disliking the quality of them.
Real-Life Relative: Snow White's mother at the beginning of the film is played by the director's wife at the time. She was notably not his wife by the end of production, see below.
The Huntsman was scripted to be an older character - with actors such as Viggo Mortensen, Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman being considered. Likewise the kiss that wakes up Snow White was planned to be a symbol of fatherly love, meaning this movie nearly got there before Frozen.
Winona Ryder was the first choice for Ravenna, but she declined. Angelina Jolie was also offered the role, which would have made MaleficentHilarious in Hindsight.
The poisoned apple scene followed the original fairy tale in the first draft. However the director felt that was too standard, and instead came up with Ravenna disguising herself as William instead.