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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Watch James Franco become the wonderful wizard in ‘Oz, the Great and Powerful’

The first seven minutes of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Vol. 2” was shown yesterday at Comic-Con. Which explains why yesterday afternoon, no matter where you were in America, you may have heard the faint sounds of thousands of Bella Swan fans screaming.

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But personally, I got closer to squee! mode when I found out the first trailer for Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” was unveiled at the Con and had made its way online. This “Wizard of Oz” prequel — which casts James Franco as the aspiring magician who gets swept up in a hot-air balloon and tapped to become the man behind the curtain — mirrors 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz” in a few ways. It boasts a mean tornado; the film shifts from black-and-white to color; it’s got flying monkeys. But it also features Michelle Williams as a particular lovely Glinda and Franco finally acting in a major motion picture again.

Watch the clip below.

By  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Movie Trailers, Comic-Con, James Franco

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