It’s strange to think about how not-so-secretly excited we are to see Sam Raimi‘s Oz: The Great and Powerful. Here we were, sitting at our computers pondering about other things when suddenly BAM, the first trailer hits. Since then we’ve been anxious to see what else the House of Mouse will churn out in promotions for the upcoming fantasy film. Wait no longer, because we have a very pretty poster of the Wicked Witch of the West. Seriously, who did the artwork? Cause it looks that cool.
Another great thing about the new poster for Oz: The Great and Powerful is that it comes off more as concept design art than anything else. They’re not drowning us with a bunch of character posters just yet but at the same time properly displaying the large fantasy world. That and it’s nice timing on Disney’s part to give us this poster of the wicked witch on Halloween. Well played House of Mouse.
Now what is Oz: The Great and Powerful about you might ask? To put it in the simplest of terms, it’s an origin story about Oz (James Franco), the man who eventually runs the Emerald City in the classic tale The Wizard of Oz which surely we’re all familiar with. Oz is nothing but a lowly magician who suddenly is whisked away to the magical land of Oz. There he’s befriended by three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Glinda (Michelle Williams) and Evanora (Rachel Weisz). From there he finds out the secrets of this new kingdom and tries his best to figure out who’s good and who’s bad. Needless to say, since this is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz he must not get a firm grasp of who’s to really be trusted in those parts. Check out the new poster below.
Are you looking forward to Oz: The Great and Powerful?