A new clip from Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful has surfaced, with this one courtesy of Walt Disney Studios New Zealand and titled ‘Argument Over Oz.’ The clip features those wacky sister witches Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Theodora (Mila Kunis) as they debate over the credibility of the newly dubbed Wizard, Oscar Diggs (James Franco) and whether he is able to save the land from the tyranny of the mysterious Wicked Witch of the West. Evanora also begins to question Theodora’s loyalty, fearing/accusing her of pledging allegiances to the Wicked Witch of the West, which elicits quite an interesting response.
Perhaps what’s most telling about the clip though is it would appear that Evanora is the only character who speaks with a foreign accent (Weisz is British afterall) and as far as I’m concerned, that’s far deeper of a mystery than the true identity of the Wicked Witch of the West. It would at least make more sense if Weisz hailed from Australia, in which case we could see the obvious confusion between Aussie and Ozzie. Traditionally in American film and television, the British accent is reserved primarily for ancient Romans and French people, so perhaps Evanora is just 2200 years old.
Oz the Great and Powerful lands in theaters on March 8, 2013.