Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful

Release Date: 2013-03-08
NYC and/or LA Release



Film Genre(s): Family, Fantasy

United States


Written by Mitchell Kapner, this is based on the books of L. Frank Baum. The project, a prequel to the 1939 The Wizard of Oz, will star James Franco as a younger version of the Wizard from the original film, who winds up in Oz following a balloon accident. Kunis will play the role of Theodora, a good witch that Evanora, a evil witch, attempts to bring to her side. Williams will play Glinda, another good witch.


  • Deadline reports that is has confirmed that Raimi has made the deal with Disney to direct and Robert Downey Jr. would star in. The script will be rewritten. - 2010-06-15
  • ComingSoon.net reports that Rachel Weisz could be joining the cast. - 2011-05-03
  • Variety reports that Michelle Williams has signed on. - 2011-05-17
  • Walt Disney Pictures confirms a March 8, 2013 release date, while Variety reports that Joey King has joined the cast. - 2011-05-25
  • Deadline reports that Zach Braff has joined the cast. - 2011-05-26
  • The Hollywood Reporter reports that Abigail Spencer has joined the cast. - 2011-07-06