Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. 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 but into a better man as well.
Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with seven new stills from its film, Oz the Great and Powerful, which debuts in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.
The new stills give us some fabulous looks at Finley (voiced by Zach Braff) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) in particular, but our personal favorite is the environment one which appears to be Oscar Diggs/Oz (James Franco) after his balloon crash lands into the waters of Oz, with him approaching Theodora (Mila Kunis) off in the background.
The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery below. Click on any of the thumbnails to enlarge.
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with new looks of the main characters of its upcoming production, Oz the Great and Powerful, in theaters March 8, 2013. Nearly 2,000 individual costumes were created for the film by designers Gary Jones and Michael Kutsche, including those you see here belonging to Oscar Diggs/Oz (James Franco), Glinda (Michelle Williams), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Theodra (Mila Kunis).
Costume designer Gary Jones worked closely with both director Sam Raimi and actor James Franco to conceive the look of Oscar Diggs aka Oz, saying, ‘In preparing Oz’s clothes, Sam had a very clear idea what he wanted. I had met with James as well, and we were all heading in the same direction, which was terrific.’
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with an official list of character descriptions (more or less spoiler-free) and what they have dubbed ‘Fun Facts: Part One,’ which gives some additional insight into the creation of the prequel of the classic L. Frank Baum series of books.
In addition to the final component of the triptych, Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with several new stills from its film, Oz the Great and Powerful, which debuts in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.
The stills, released in anticipation of the new trailer tomorrow, give us a closer look at Oscar Diggs (the Wizard), Theodora, Evanora, Glinda as well as the flying monkey Finley (voiced by Zach Braff) and the China Girl (voiced by Joey King). The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery of images from the film below:
In advance of the new trailer for Oz the Great and Powerful debuting tomorrow, Yahoo! movies has released the final panel of the triptych, the middle piece. This piece features the Wizard, Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs (or OZ PINHEAD) himself, along with the witches, Glinda, Theodora and Evanora.
Featuring flying monkeys, the China Girl (as portrayed by Joey King), a munchkin and other fantastical creatures, Walt Disney studios have provided us with the right-side panel of a triptych for Oz the Great and Powerful, with a promise that the final panel will be released next week.
Yahoo! Movies has exclusively debuted the first of three panels featuring the witches featured in Saim Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful set to open in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.
While there are, of course, four witches in the land of Oz, the Good Witch of the South never quite gets her due, so the triptych instead focuses on the remaining directions, beginning with the Wicked Witch of the West. Y! teases the figure represented in the piece is unknown, but we can’t help but notice a striking resemblance to Mila Kunis — who portrays Theodora — moreso than Rachel Weisz (Evanora) and certainly not Michelle Williams who plays the good witch (of the North) Glinda. Just sayin’.