Comic-Con Trailer: Oz The Great and Powerful

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Today at Comic-Con the first trailer for Disney’s fantasy film Oz The Great and Powerful debuted. Acting as a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the film stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz with the story focused on how The Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler. Oz The Great and Powerful is slated to release on March 8, 2013.

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.