OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Covers This Week's Entertainment Weekly

As Oz: The Great and Powerful's March 8th release date draws closer, the Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) helmed fantasy epic will be featured on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly. Hit the jump to check out the cover and a brand new TV spot!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/27/2013
This week's Entertainment Weekly promises to take us behind the scenes of the rather brilliant looking Oz: The Great and Powerful. In a brief excerpt from their feature on the movie, the site reveals what director Sam Raimi had to say about approaching the wonderful world of Oz. "The original is my favorite film of all time," he said. I didn’t want it sullied. I didn’t want to be involved in a production that might trade off the goodwill of that film, so I didn’t even want to read the script at first. Luckily I did. And then I realized that it wasn’t at all what I thought."









"Oz The Great and Powerful" 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.


STARRING:

James Franco as Oscar Diggs/Oz
Mila Kunis as Theodora
Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch
Rachel Weisz as Evanora
Zach Braff as Frank and Finley
Joey King as China Girl
Abigail Spencer as Mrs. Hamilton
Ted Raimi as Skeptic/Tinker
Tony Cox as Knuck
Tim Holmes as The Strong Man

RELEASE DATE: March 8th, 2013.


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BboiBlack - 2/27/2013, 3:37 PM
spoilers
TheBeard - 2/27/2013, 3:40 PM
Mila Kunis as Theodora/wicked witch
OptimusPrimeTime - 2/27/2013, 3:40 PM
Hell I'd give her a turn in the sheets....Green skin and all!

She may be wicked but she stays fit!

JordanKing - 2/27/2013, 3:41 PM
of the worst kept secret?
Facade - 2/27/2013, 3:41 PM
McGribble - 2/27/2013, 3:51 PM
@Facade, if you read the book Wicked the witch is actually somewhat attractive, well as attractive as someone can be with green skin. While this movie is not really based on that book, I am guessing they took some parts from it.
poop23 - 2/27/2013, 4:05 PM
Looks like they did what was done for Medusa in Clash of the Titans.
TheDesertGorilla - 2/27/2013, 4:11 PM
Is she supposed to look scary?
MisterNiceGuy - 2/27/2013, 4:17 PM
Farkosaurus, thats because its Sam Raimi
dnno1 - 2/27/2013, 4:24 PM
I guess that wouldn't be She-Hulk's sister.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 2/27/2013, 4:26 PM
Maybe it's just me, but Sam Raimi's had such a disappointing career arc. Imagine if 20 years ago someone told you the guy who made Evil Dead was directing a goofy origin story about the Wizard of Oz. Sure, his stuff's always been campy, but somewhere during Spider-Man 2 he popped an O-ring or something.
santoanderson - 2/27/2013, 4:30 PM
I find it ironic that Raimi finally made a proper Green Goblin, but didn't put it in a Spider-man film.
CapFan79 - 2/27/2013, 5:41 PM
I think the movie looks like it'll be great. Very visual and old fashioned. Raini does a better job than Burton within managing the plots of this type of movie.
Battabing - 2/27/2013, 5:43 PM
Whoever heard of a sexy wicked witch in a corset?
F.uckin Broadway and Hollywood.
AnitaDick - 2/27/2013, 6:05 PM
Damn! The hottest looking green chick with a big Jew nose I've ever seen. Bring on the oompa loompas!
Brokensteel1228 - 2/27/2013, 6:07 PM
@Farkosaurus Well Look whos Directing! this is why i dont want to see this
Facade - 2/27/2013, 6:11 PM
@McGribble...well, that's not at all attractive (with or without green skin); it looks like really crappy prosthetics.
defenderofthefaith - 2/27/2013, 6:13 PM
That really looks like Rachel in the picture. I have a feeling both Mila and Rachel will end up turning green. Movie looks great.
HeadPool420 - 2/27/2013, 7:13 PM
Wow a 90's gothic witch!
CharacterAssassin - 2/27/2013, 7:37 PM
It would have looked better if they used an "aged filter" on the camera lens. It looks way too crystal clear and cgi'd to be a prequel.
Rhino4508 - 2/27/2013, 7:53 PM
I'd hit that.
GUNSMITH - 2/27/2013, 8:40 PM
I'D HIT THAT SO HARD THE GREEN WOULD COME OFF.
NoJobBOB - 2/27/2013, 9:10 PM
Im hoping this movie turns out pretty good.
RockNRollFrankenstein - 2/27/2013, 9:27 PM
@Battabing, the original Wicked Witch was actually supposed to be attractive, but the studio insisted on an ugly witch:

Luzo - 2/27/2013, 9:35 PM
nice spot with cool new footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh_UwjutjFg
ComicFan1134 - 2/27/2013, 11:24 PM
Uh, Mila Looks Just Weird.
CaptainProg - 2/27/2013, 11:49 PM
Raimi is going to [frick] it up!
weaponX2 - 2/28/2013, 12:18 AM
in regards to who is a wicked witch...if we go by what we know from the original film The Wizard of Oz...there were 3 witches and only one of them wasn't wicked, and that was Glinda the good witch of the North. The Wicked Witch of the East dies when Dorothy's house falls on her, so that leaves her sister, The Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda...but that's just my take on it
manofmidgard - 2/28/2013, 5:50 AM
mmmm, mila kunis - so cute!


smokin' hot skin-tight corset - yummy!


but-her-(wicked witch)face- eeks! boner-killer!


(seriously though, she's gonna be awesome in this role!)


Timerider84 - 2/28/2013, 11:57 AM
Rachel W. Is playing the witch that Dorothy lands on, the wicked witch of the East, and of course, Michelle Williams is playing Glinda, from the North.
EternalSight - 2/28/2013, 1:14 PM
what does this have to do with comic book movies??!!

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