Saturday, May 21, 2011


The Prequel to The Wizard of Oz

Oz, The Great and Powerful follows in the footsteps of Wicked. We get to go before Dorthy hit the yellow brick road in her red shoes and see how the Wizard of Oz really came upon the kingdom of Oz. The film will take us back to when Oz was a Circus wrangler in Omaha. When a balloon accident brings him to the world of Oz. This is where he gets mistaken as a know-it-all and labeled the Wizard of Oz.

Walt Disney will bring this prequel to life. James Franco is set to play the infamous Oz, and Mila Kunis will play the witch Theodora. Late Spiderman director Sam Raimi is set to direct it. Michelle Williams is also casted in the film and will play Glinda the Good Witch and Rachel Weisz will play Evanora. Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp were both offered the roles in the early stages but eventually they went with Franco.

Although filming hasn't started and no set stills yet this is a film to watch for some equine actors. Like the Wizard of Oz there was the infamous Horse of a different color. He played a role that isn't forgotten by the Equine actor fans.