Have you been sitting around your house in Munchkinland waiting for spoilers from Oz The Great And Powerful? I’ll be honest, I haven’t. But here they are anyway! Oz is coming out on March 8th, 2013, and unbeknownst to me, Disney has apparently been keeping some key plot details severely under wraps. They’d released the names of the characters, but had specifically omitted which witch is which. We know Michelle Williams is playing Glinda, and since we know that witch’s name, we know she turns out good, but since in the trailers Rachel Weisz gives her name as Evanora and Mila Kunis gives her name as Theodora, we have no indication of who is the Witch of the East and who is the Witch of the West. Which matters because one is gonna get a house dropped on her later and the other one is gonna wear green paint and take revenge for it. Here is Theodora’s bio in the materials handed out by the Oz producers:
Theodora is a beautiful, naïve witch who is protected by her powerful sister Evanora. Theodora only wants peace to come to the Land of Oz and truly believes that a prophesied wizard will arrive someday to restore order.
Pretty vague, and pretty clear that Disney was trying to keep those little nugget details secret until the movie is released. All they show of the Wicked Witch of the West her full…let’s say plumage…is a green hand raking down a table, the face out of sight. We have no idea who will get to go on and play her in the full franchise that is probably inevitable.
Until now. We got LEAKS, baby! And not from some lowly intern somewhere who got a copy of a spec script and decided to release it…from Disney themselves. Whoopsie daisies! They’re selling merchandise at the online Disney Store in advance of the film coming out, and one of them is a pretty big spoiler, seems like. Above ye shall see a mug depicting the Wicked Witch of the West. You can tell it’s her because it says so on the inner rim of the mug and because we are not imbeciles. And if you look a little closer…
…vas is das? Das is a Mila Kunis! Das is not a Rachel Weisz! Silly Disney, you spoiler alerted your own movie. Even Wikipedia has an updated cast list now. You silly (flying) monkeys!