But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
[Image via Fayesvision/WENN.]
BUT WHO THE HELL IS SHE? IDINA, HELLO?! LOLZ!
Oz The Great and Powerful can't really get here fast enough…
We mean, a story about how The Wizard of Oz came to Oz? The mystery of the Wicked Witch mixed with visuals like in the brand new image (above)?
How can anyone contain ANY of their excitement??
[This is] the tale of how Oscar Wiggs (James Franco) [who] made his way into the Land of Oz. Upon ending up there after his hot air balloon meets a tornado, he meets three witches: Glinda (Michelle Williams), Theodora (Mila Kunis), and Evanora (Rachel Weisz). As Yahoo! states, we know Glinda becomes the Good Witch of the North, but it’s unclear whether Theodora or Evanora will become the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West.
Luckily, nobody knows — that's the problem with prequels, usually, is that the mystery is lost as to "what happens next." It's frustrating, and yeah we know the fabness of a story is the journey, but come on! Even the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz doesn’t give any reference to the names of witches!
Oh, and did we tell you that this new image is only the first of three parts??
How DARE they tease us in such a fashion! Ha!
[Image courtesy Disney.]