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‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 5 Spoilers: Merida, Dark Swan & More Scoop

Sun, July 12, 2015 3:26pm EDT by Avery Thompson 5 Comments

Get ready for an incredible new season of ‘Once Upon A Time.’ At the show’s Comic-Con panel on July 11, exciting spoilers were revealed, including the entrance of Merida, evil Emma and so much more!

Big things are going to happen in season five of Once Upon A Time. The cast previewed the all-new season at Comic-Con on July 11, giving us Oncers a glimpse at what to expect come Sept. 27. Emma (Jennifer Morrison) is going to be channeling her evil side big time as the Dark Swan, Brave’s Merida will be making her way to the show and other new characters have joined the cast!


If you loved the Frozen storyline in season four of Once Upon A Time, you’re likely freaking out that another hit Disney film is being brought to life on the ABC show. Executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz revealed that Brave’s Merida is joining the show and will be played by Scottish actress Amy Mason, according to our sister site Variety.

A teaser was unveiled at the panel showing off Merida’s archery skills and signature curly red hair. How exciting! However, we’ve all been anxiously awaiting the moment we’d get our first look at Dark Swan. Emma sacrificed herself in the season four finale and became the new Dark One. Fans got a taste of the new Emma, and she’s deliciously wicked.

Another teaser revealed Emma sporting slicked back hair, glowing skin and bleached eyebrows. After a servant brought her food, she pulled a Regina and ripped the guy’s heart out and crushed it. Dang

Once Upon A Time will also be introducing the sorcerer Merlin in season five. Will he be the one to save Emma from total darkness? (I’m secretly hoping Hook will, but that’s just because I’m a Captain Swan ‘shipper.) He will be played by Elliot Knight. Camelot’s Guinevere and Percival will also be joining the cast, played by Joana Metrass and Andrew Jenkins.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Emma become a villain? Are you pumped that Merida is heading to Storybrooke? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson