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[23 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Clips Released from ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

We’re so excited to see Disney’s upcoming film Oz: The Great and Powerful, which tells the story about the infamous Wizard’s arrival in Oz. While the film is still a few weeks away from its official theatrical release, this week brought the release of a few new clips and a behind-the-scenes featurette that give us a better look at what to expect in this intriguing new film.
The first clip, entitled “Bananas,” features Oscar Diggs/The Wizard (James Franco) and Finley the flying monkey (voiced by Zach Braff) on the Yellow Brick …

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[30 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios Announce 2012 Comic-Con Panels

This year’s 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International is just a few weeks away, and Walt Disney Studios recently announced two panels at the event that Disney and Marvel fans are sure to want to attend. While we already let you know about some of the television panels that Disney fans can look forward to, these panels will take a look at upcoming Disney films; featuring high-profile guests, these exciting events will feature looks at such upcoming films as Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph, and Iron Man 3.
Here are the full details on …

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[8 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
James Franco in Talks to Star in Disney’s ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’

Disney’s upcoming film, “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” has had more topsy turvy changes than a Kansas twister.
Just two and a half weeks ago, word surfaced that Robert Downey, Jr., who was slated to play an illusionist who is swept away by a tornado, was bowing out of the project.  At that point, Johnny Depp began discussions to play the role.  Now, after some negotiation, it appears that Depp will also be passing.
The next name to be bandied about for the Sam Raimi film?  Oscar-nominated James Franco.
Fresh off his success in …

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[21 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Oz, the Great and Powerful:  Robert Downey Jr. Out, Johnny Depp In?

Robert Downey, Jr. has reportedly backed out of the upcoming Disney film “Oz, the Great and Powerful.”  Seems his balloon won’t be landing in the Merry Old Land, after all.
The film, which is reported to be a prequel of sorts to the much-loved “Wizard of Oz,” will follow the wizard as a young performer, forced to leave the circus he’s traveling with, when his balloon is swept away by a tornado and…well, you get the point.  Sam Raimi is on board to direct the fantasy film.
The studio is in discussions …

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[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sam Raimi to Direct Wizard of Oz Prequel

Spider-Man‘s Sam Raimi has been confirmed as the director of Disney’s upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, currently being titled Oz: The Great and Powerful and slated for 2013.
Another possible addition? Robert Downey Jr. as the wizard himself:
Deadline’s Nikke Finke writes, “Downey would play the Wizard of Oz before he became the Wizard of Oz … he’s in fact a circus wrangler transported by tornado to the mysterious world of Oz where he gets mistaken for a know-it-all.” Downey hasn’t committed to the role yet, and no release date has …