Director Sam Raimi has a quasi pre-quel to the classic 1939 The Wizard of Oz opening nationwide on Friday March 8. Because of production rights, Mr. Raimi was limited to the source material from L Frank Baum’s book and not allowed to borrow from the film. His cast includes James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz. I won’t spoil the surprise of who is the Wicked Witch this time around, but just for fun, let’s compare the witches from the original to witches in this version.
The great Margaret Hamilton played the dual roles of the Wicked Witch of the West and Miss Gulch:
Here are the photos of the three witches in Oz the Great and Powerful
I’ll leave it to you to decide what the difference might be.
Here is the trailer: