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Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful has been receiving a lot of publicity, and today four character posters were released – featuring James Franco as The Wizard and Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz as the three witches - Theodora, Glinda, and Evanora, respectively.

Hitting theaters in (finally!) just a little over a month on March 8, 2013, Oz The Great and Powerful is the prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. Directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) and written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), the film will tell the tale of how the wizard ended up in Oz from Kansas. Check out the wonderful character posters below!

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Hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he first thinks he’s hit the jackpot — 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 and put his own magical talents to the test to transform himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, but a better man as well.

Oz The Great and Powerful will hit theaters in 2D, 3D, and 3D IMAX, and also stars Zach Braff, Joey King and Bruce Campbell. Be sure to check out the trailer!

What do you think of these new character posters? Do you think the movie will live up to the amount of publicity it’s receiving?

Thanks, Slash Film.

  • spacie19

    I hope this isn’t like Alice and Wonderland. To me, that was all visuals, but the movie itself was weird, and not in a good way.

    • Glaciusx

      This honestly gives me the same vibe.

      • http://www.facebook.com/isak.kohaly Isak Kohaly

        Yeah, for me as well. I think that Disney is aiming to replicate the success of Alice in Wonderland. Same know children’s story with a darker vibe, 3D to cash in, even the same release time frame… I don’t know. Sam Raimi has had good movies but he is also responsible for Spiderman 3.

  • Samma

    I say again, any Wizard of Oz prequel that does not involve the character Elphaba, Nessarose, and Fiyero is inaccurate.

    • Divya

      How can any Wizard of Oz prequel NOT have Elphaba???

      Even if this film is not that good, I’ll still watch it – I adore Rachel Weisz (& her yummy accent and enunciation).

    • stargazer

      Any Wizard of Oz prequel that doesn’t involve Elphaba et al is simply doing what “Wicked” did: create their own backstory. “Wicked” is not the end-all absolute canon backstory to the Wizard of Oz. Thus, saying that “Oz: the Great and Powerful” is inaccurate is just as accurate a statement as saying “Wicked” is inaccurate. In fact, I’m excited that they have different elements of the original Wizard of Oz in this prequel that weren’t present in “Wicked.” (porcelain dolls, good flying monkeys, etc.) (FYI, I’ve only seen the musical “Wicked,” haven’t read the book. But still, the book isn’t the canon story either)

  • http://twitter.com/BeccaPhoenix16 Liam I exist

    Honestly, you photo-shopped Mila’s face to a point where so cartoon-like. Is she suppose to look like that? Completely unnecessary, she’s gorgeous

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