Snow White and The Evil Queen come face to face to talk about ‘Once Upon A Time’
Once upon a time, there was a band of individuals who loved fantasy and science-fiction so much, they gathered in a city called San Diego to meet the actors and crews behind their favourite beloved stories.
Thus, Comic Con was born. This year, the “Once Upon a Time” team attended the convention for the second time and provided fans with details on what they could expect regarding secret identities, new villains and which characters we’ll see again.
The “OUAT” diehards were treated to appearances by Emilie de Ravin (Belle), Meghan Ory (Red), Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen), Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan), Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) Josh Dallas (Prince Charming), and the show’s executive producers as they took to the convention stage to answer questions.
**Spoiler alert; plot details ahead – stop reading if you don’t want to know!**
Fans of the show were probably already aware that “OUAT” promoted de Ravin and Ory to series regulars next season, and also cast newcomers Jamie Chung as Mulan and Sarah Bolger as Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), as reported by TVLine.com earlier this year.
Executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz confirmed those announcements with a video that featured new title sequences for the show focusing on Mulan, Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk, the last of which came as a surprise to the crowd.
The cast then jumped right into the teases for next season.
One of the major storylines will involve the discovery of the identity of Henry’s dad. Kitsis and Horowitz did not reveal any details on who it might be, but teased fans that they shouldn’t rule out Disney’s Goofy character or one of the dwarves.
Another character whose identity will be disclosed is Dr. Whale (played by David Anders). Fans will remember the doctor looked after Prince Charming in Storybrooke. The producers confirmed that Whale definitely has a counterpart in the fairy tale world, and fans will find out who that is next season.
Horowitz added that he’d love the show to expand beyond traditional fairy tales to include stories from all over the world. As reported by TVGuide.com, the show is currently looking for actors to fill the roles of Aladdin, Jafar and Ariel (of The Little Mermaid).
Kitsis hinted that the character Maleficent, who supposedly perished in the finale, may not be 100% dead. Since the show cast Aurora for season two, the actors hinted that fans shouldn’t be surprised if they see Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis (played by actress Kristen Bauer) back at some point.
When asked if Red would transform into a wolf in the real world, Ory smiled and said that’s the big question on everyone’s mind for next season, refusing to confirm or deny if it would happen.
Kitsis and Horowitz also announced that while actor Robert Carlyle (who plays Rumplestiltskin) was sorry he could not attend the panel this year, the fate of his character’s son Baelfire (played by Dylan Schmid) would be addressed in a storyline next season.
The panel concluded with a first look at the teaser trailer for season two. The video began as a thief broke into Rumplestiltskin’s store, smashed a ticking clock, stole a gold hook and attached it to the end of his arm.
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