Bruce Campbell, actor, director, writer, producer, chin killa’ is one of the most charismatic cult figures of all time. That dude has been awesome for 30+ years. Of course, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. You’re a geek and you love BC (GTFO if you don’t)! What you may not know about the Sultan of suave, the chin of chins, is that he is confirmed for a “pivotal” role in Sam Raimi‘s upcoming Oz the Great and Powerful. You may recollect that BC has starred in a number of Raimi flicks. Though Campbell hasn’t actually been the lead actor in any of Raimi’s movies since Army of Darkness, the filmmaker loves to give his friend bit roles, be it Liam Neeson’s final disguise in Dark Man or the multiple parts in the Spider-Man franchise.
Anyway, Campbell has announced via his Twitter account (if you’re not already following him you really need to rectify that. Immediately) that he will have a role in Oz The Great and Powerful. The actor tweeted “I. Am. In. Oz,”
There are very few details other than that at this time. Campbell tweeted. “Sam Raimi refuses to tell me what character I will portray. Just know that the role is PIVOTAL.”
PIVOTAL is my favorite character from Oz. Awesome! Joking aside, I wonder what the hell “pivotal” means. Perhaps the Tin-Man…or should I say “CHIN-man”? Well, whatever the hell he plays, he is the man, the myth, the Campbell. He’ll be awesome!
The film is staged as a prequel to the 1939 technicolor classic. The cast includes, James Franco “as Oscar Diggs, a magician/con-man who finds himself in the Land of Oz. Convincing everyone that he’s a great wizard, he has everyone entranced – everyone except for three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams) who believe that he’s an imposter. ”