After releasing two parts of a triptych poster, Walt Disney has let loose a few more images from Sam Raimi‘s upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz the Great and Powerful. Above one can see one of our witches, Glinda (Michelle Williams), then below the other two, Theodora (Mila Kunis) and Evanora (Rachel Weisz), square off. USA Today have the photos and they also reveal a few more tidbits for the film, currently featuring work by over 700 artists.
Below one can see our main character, magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) as he’s transported into this world of Oz and must maintain the front that he’s a wizard to survive. In Raimi’s last blockbuster, Spider-Man 3, he seemed to go overboard, so I hope he doesn’t continue that trend here as we’ve been looking forward to his return. Check out the images below for the film also starring Zach Braff, Joey King and Bruce Campbell.
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.
Oz the Great and Powerful arrives on March 8th, 2013.
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