'Into the Woods' First Look at Johnny Depp as the Wolf Is Creepy & Unexpected (PHOTO)

into the woodsI wish ...

... to finally, finally see Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf in Into the Woods!!!

... Don't we all?

Well, apparently the folks at EW heard that wish, and they delivered. Into the Woods, a musical with music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim, is so chock-full of stars that it's next to impossible to keep track of them all. Featuring Johnny Depp as the Wolf (isn't that why we're here?), Meryl Streep as the Witch, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife, and James Corden as the Baker, needless to say, this is not your typical Disney fairy tale. And the sneak peek at Johnny should most definitely confirm that.

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Brace yourselves, folks, because here he is:

johnny depp into the woods

What do you think? Are you a fan of the original musical? Anything like what you were expecting?

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As a long-time fan of the Broadway show, I think Johnny looks ... um, interesting! To put it politely. Far more debonair than what I was expecting. He doesn't even look like a wolf. In the musical, the actor playing the Wolf is dressed up full-on WOLF, mask and fur and all. This one report says Johnny looks like a "sexual predator" and "it's weird and kind of icky." Huh. After looking at him, you can't help but agree a tiny bit. A tad disappointing, but no doubt the folks behind the movie didn't want to hide his handsome, handsome face. Perhaps some other effects or disguise may be missing that we're just not aware of ...

Everyone else on the EW covers looks great, though!

What I'm more worried about is if Meryl Streep can take on the role that Bernadette Peters made famous. I'm sure Meryl's up for the task though and proved she can sing in Mamma Mia. "I’ve been offered many witches over the years, starting when I was 40, and I said no to all of them," Meryl told EW. "But this was really fun because it played with the notion of what witches mean. They represented age and ugliness and scary powers we don’t understand. So here’s my opportunity to say, here’s what you wish for when you’re getting old."

If any musical could perhaps translate well on-screen, it might be this one, featuring magic and giants and creatures and a dark, twisty, scary forest sure to permeate one's nightmares. It will be exciting to see what this A-list cast and director Rob Marshall (of Chicago fame) can come up with.

Into the Woods comes out Christmas Day, 2014. Can. Not. Wait.

What do you think of the first look of Johnny Depp as the Wolf?

 

Images via Disney & EW

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