Doppelgangers are all the rage these days, and now Selena Gomez is getting in on the action.
The wait is almost over! Selena Gomez will reunite with her Wizards of Waverly Place family March 15 for an all-new special, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex — and HollywoodLife.com has an exclusive first look at how all of Alex’s troubles begin.
Tired of being known for only doing bad things, Alex decides to magically cast out all of her negative qualities, leaving only a perfect shell behind. Unfortunately, Alex’s negativity manifests itself into an evil version of herself, which proceeds to wreak havoc on her friends and family.
Some things never change; Alex may have secured the title of Russo Family Wizard on the show’s Jan. 2012 series finale, but her spells are still blowing up in her face.
Adding to the madness of The Wizards Return, the Russos take a trip to Tuscany, where they meet Jerry’s (David DeLuise) family — and Evil Alex comes along for the ride. The hour-long special finds the two Alexes feuding internationally, culminating in one final battle atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Because, hey, why not?
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Though David Henrie — who played Selena’s on-screen brother, Justin — won’t be appearing in The Wizards Return, the rest of the original cast will be returning: David and Maria Canals Barrera as Alex’s parents, Jerry and Theresa; Jake T. Austin as Alex’s powerless little brother Max; Jennifer Stone as Alex’s fashion-challenged BFF Harper; and Gregg Sulkin as Alex’s werewolf boyfriend Mason.
There’s also a new, yet familiar, face joining the Russos: Awkward star Beau Mirchoff will play Dominic, a strapping young wizard whose intentions might not be as pure as they seem. (Spoiler alert: they’re definitely not as pure as they seem.)
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for The Wizards Return this Friday? Watch our exclusive first-look clip below, then be sure to come back March 15 at 9 p.m. EST for our full recap!
— Andy Swift
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