Exclusive: Bruce Campbell IS in Oz: The Great And Powerful


17th December 2011

You know how we often say 'Exclusive' in the headline and it turns out to be a joke? Not this time. We have actual never-before-reported news from a first-hand source. I feel like a proper journalist.

As part of my day job, I recently had a chat with the legendary Bruce Campbell in which I was to interview him about his part in TV show Burn Notice. Inevitably, though, talk soon turned to his movie career and I was given the opportunity to ask him about, among other things, the Evil Dead remake.

While the man known as 'The Chin' didn't reveal anything we don't already know about this particular franchise reboot, he did offer up some news about Sam Raimi's other one - the Wizard Of Oz instalment, Oz: The Great And Powerful.

Previously, it was announced back in August that Bruce was set to cameo in this movie, just as he had in each of Raimi's Spider-man films, but then, in early November, Bruce had disappointing news for fans:

Anyway, it seems that schedules somehow managed to work themselves out or something because this is what Bruce told me about his part in the film:

"The scene that I shot was a page [of the script] and it took all day. It was great to see the scope of Oz and to see the detail, and the craftsmanship and the professionalism and the incredible stuff that they’re doing visually in every other way."
And, when I asked him what he could tell us about his cameo, he said:

"I play a pivotal role. It involves me and Oz – that’s James Franco – and let’s just say that we have a confrontation. It was a very fun role to do actually."
Okay, so obviously he won't have a pivotal role and it's more likely to be a fun throwaway scene, but still...this is news, right? When I can expect the gazillion links from other film sites quoting me? Anyone?

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