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UPDATED: Oz: The Great and Powerful gets a sequel writer. Yes, already. Will Sam Raimi be directing?

March 9th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Remember the days when movies got sequels based on how well they did at the box office?

Well, despite only opening today and reviews being luke-warm at best, Oz: The Great and Powerful has already had the sequel greenlit at Disney with Romeo Must Die scribe Mitchell Kapner set to pen it.

According to Darkhorizons: Kapner came up with the concept, ideas and initial drafts for this origin story of ‘The Wizard’ character from the classic L. Frank Baum books. David Lindsay-Abaire came onboard to work on later drafts.

Whether or not the movies will lead up to the events of the classic Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz remains to be seen…


Sam Raimi has said, regarding the sequel:

“I haven’t planned on directing the sequel. I did leave some loose ends for another director if they want to make the picture… I was attracted to this story but I don’t think the second one would have the thing I would need to get me interested.”

Thanks to Darkhorizons

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….