We may already know a lot about Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), but it’s about time we get to know her father, King Leopold, a little bit more. And when Once Upon a Time returns from its long winter hiatus on March 9, that’s exactly what we’re going to get to do. Brace yourselves to learn more about the fairest father in all the land.

According to E! Online, when Season 3 returns next month, we’ll be treated to a flashback of a young Prince Leopold. This leads us to believe that Richard Schiff — the dude who plays King Leopold — won’t be back in the role since we’re going to be seeing a younger version of the royal. And since we’re going back in time to before Snow was born, it only makes sense that Leopold is going to be single in these flashbacks.

It looks like we’ll see Leo’s epic quest to find a queen for his kingdom, and we’re hoping that this somehow involves the Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader). We know that we’re in for some major green scenes later this season with her addition as the new Big Bad, and we hope she has a backstory that intertwines with our Storybrooke friends. We don’t think she’ll end up being Snow’s mom — though we wouldn’t be surprised if she was something equally as major. With this new info about a young Leopold, it begs the question: why now?

What do you think King Leopold’s backstory will tell us? Hit the comments and speculate!

Source: E! Online

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