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A witch appears in a poster for Disneys 2013 film Oz the Great and Powerful. - Provided courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

'Oz The Great and Powerful' poster shows witch (Photo)

12/19/2012 by Corinne Heller

A new official poster for the new Disney film "Oz The Great and Powerful" has been released and shows what fans of the "Wizard of Oz" franchise have been expecting eagerly -- an image of a witch.

A spokesperson for the studio told OTRC.com on Wednesday, December 19, that the identity of the person, who sports green skin and a black, pointy hat and corset dress, will not be identified for now.

The movie stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a circus magician who takes a hot air balloon trip that is blown via a tornado from Kansas to Oz, where he becomes the magical land's new wizard. In Oz, he meets three witches -- Theodora, played by Mila Kunis, Evanora, played by Rachel Weisz and Glinda the Good Witch, played by Michelle Williams.

However, things are not as they seem and Franco's character must find out on his own who is actually good and who is evil. Meanwhile, the three witches are skeptical about him themselves.

Williams told reporters at Comic-Con in San Diego in July that she feels very lucky to be part of the cast of the half-animated, half-live action film, adding: "It's nice to put a little good back into the world. I think it really is, at its heart, a family movie."

The film also features Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer and "Evil Dead" actor Bruce Campbell, who has often worked with Sam Raimi, the director of "Oz The Great and Powerful."

"Oz: The Great and Powerful" is set for release on March 8, 2013. Check out the trailer for the film and interviews with Kunis and Franco below.

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