"Once Upon a Time" will not be returning until March 2014, but that doesn't mean that fans are left in the dark. There have been plenty of spoilers coming out and on Jan. 23, Enstars revealed that viewers will meet more new characters when season 3 returns.
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The Wicked Witch isn't going to be the only new character when "OUAT" returns. Producers are currently casting for Blackbeard and while he will only appear on one episode, there is speculation that he will get into a battle with Hook.
In addition to Blackbeard, fans will meet the candelabra Lumiere. Henri Lubatti will be playing the part and he and Belle's meeting will be connected to when she was staying with Rumple. Even though he died on the mid-season finale, there are rumors that he will return. Some are speculating that he could come back with the assistance of magic.
Speaking of death, a major character will die on season 3 and with the news of Blackbeard battling Hook, fans are wondering if Hook will end up dying. However, "Once Upon a Time" is always full of surprises so they may end up completely shocking everyone by killing off someone else. Interestingly, the only character that is "safe" from dying is Rumple, because he is already gone.
"Once Upon a Time" season 3 returns on March 9.