It’s been nearly four months since Disney teased us with the initial poster and trailer Oz: The Great and Powerful, but now courtesy of Yahoo! arrives our first look at the Wicked Witch of the West from Sam Raimi’s prequel (of sorts) to The Wizard of Oz. We’re left to wonder if, beneath the pointy hat and green skin, that’s Mila Kunis as Theodora or Rachel Weisz as Evanora (I’m betting on the latter).
The image is billed as the first piece of a three-section image; presumably the other two will feature James Franco as Oscar Diggs and Michelle Williams as Glinda.
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.
Oz: The Great and Powerful opens March 8, 2013.