Is James Franco the new Johnny Depp?

There are only a few actors who can navigate mainstream, while staying true to their odd sensibilities -- the most successful is of course, Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp. But actor/artist/filmmaker/soap opera star/writer/lackluster Oscars' host James Franco looks to be hot on Depp's freaky-franchise heels with his role as Oz in Oz: The Great and Powerful, Disney's epic prequel to The Wizard of Oz. The trippy, fantastical film explains how Oz became the wizard behind the screen. The movie isn't out until March 2013, but the trailer debuted at Comic-Con last week and we're already in love with the wizard's creepy vaudevillian beginnings and the fact that we get to see Mila Kunis go to the dark side again as Theodora, the Wicked Witch. Check it out above.

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