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A new trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful aired during Super Bowl XLVII, showcasing a volley of colorful action sequences and new shots of James Franco’s character, Oscar Diggs, in the fantastical world. Moments expanded upon from the full-length trailer include peculiar creatures surprising Diggs, enormous fireballs, vicious flying monkeys and an all-new clip of magical airborne transport bubbles.
Oz: The Great and Powerful is directed by Sam Raimi and also stars Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, who play three witches, plus Zach Braff who voices the flying monkey, Frank. The movie opens March 8, and you can watch the Super Bowl trailer below.
Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz: The Great and Powerful, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs, 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, Evanora and Glinda, 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.