Last fall, we couldn’t have been more excited when we heard that our favorite Disney Channel show, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” was coming back via movie. It sounded too good to be true, but now that the movie poster is out, we can finally feel the excitement!
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex is set to premiere Friday, March 15 on Disney Channel, 8/7 central. The story is set to follow the Russo family as they visit relatives in Tuscany. There, a spell gone awry, which splits Alex into two, a good and bad.
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing much of our favorite sibling duo, Justin and Alex, because David Henrie (Justin Russo) faced scheduling conflicts during the production of this film, and will only be guest starring. Perhaps younger brother Max Russo can fill his shoes? On the brighter side, Gregg Sulkin, who plays Mason Greybeck (Alex’s werewolf boyfriend), will also be joining on the Russo family trip.
As excited as I am about jumping back into the wizards wagon, I can’t help but notice the bad photoshopping technique used for the official movie poster. Perhaps the editors were trying to better distinguish the contrast between the good and bad Alex – notice the white streak in her hair? I can vaguely recall a similar instance in Season 2′s “Saving Wiztech” episode, where Alex temporary became ‘evil.’
Kudos on the consistency for ‘evil Alex,’ but hair aside, why did mess with Selena’s face? The poster makes her appear older, as if she were in her thirties, without any trace of her signature baby face that we all know and love. I guess like it says on the poster, ‘everything is definitely not what it seems.’ Hopefully, the bad poster editing does not reflect on the very anticipated movie.
Poster aside, all I know is that I’m excited to hang out with the Russo’s once again, it’s been way too long. It also seems like this will be one of their biggest adventures yet, (they’re in Italy!) and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out. Unfortunately, no trailer has been released yet, so for the mean time, check out what Gregg Sulkin has to say below!