‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Sequel Moves Forward at Disney

Screenwriter Mitchell Kapner has been hired to write a follow-up for Disney's new adventure that hits theaters tomorrow.
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‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Sequel Moves Forward at Disney

Disney moves ahead with a sequel to Oz: The Great and Powerful Disney is already lining up a sequel to Oz: The Great and Powerful on the eve of its theatrical release tomorrow. Mitchell Kapner, who co-wrote the first screenplay with David Lindsay-Abaire, has been hired to pen the follow-up.

No story details have been released for the sequel, but there are a few things that the writer legally cannot include in the story. L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is in the public domain, which means the writer can use anything contained in that book. However, he cannot use any of the additions used by Warner Bros. in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, such as Dorothy's ruby slippers.

The studio hired Mitchell Kapner to work on the sequel script months ago, a sign that Disney is very confident Oz: The Great and Powerful will be a hit. The movie stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a Kansas magician who is transported to the mystical land of Oz, where many believe he is the chosen one who can defeat the Wicked Witch. Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams also star as the witch sisters Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda. Disney would not comment on the sequel plans at this time.

Mitchell Kapner's other screenwriting credits include The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards, and Romeo Must Die.

Oz: The Great and Powerful was released March 8th, 2013.

Sources:Variety

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  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

    @corey Meh, this is the rare moment where I pull a thedude and reference the rolling stone rating for it. Either way, I'm not seeing it until one day I get bored enough and watch it on my comp

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    • Blackout23 • 2 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus haha I will follow the yellow brick road

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      • instead8909 • 2 years ago

        Don't forget about the prequel books 4 in all, Buam's books and the TV mini-series that I enjoyed. So in all it's all ready a franchise.

        I've seen every film and cartoon - yes there is a cartoon version.

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        • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

          how many sequels are there gonna be

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          • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

            @2movieguys i dont believe that

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            • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

              Well there are fourteen full-length Oz books after all!

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              • corey • 2 years ago

                @bawnian-dexeus I wouldn't call it a critical failure. Most critics enjoyed it. It's gotten pretty decent reviews. I think it's only one percent away on RT from being fresh, but majoirty of reviews on there are fresh for this film.

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                • Dragon1991 • 2 years ago

                  They can't wait to see if this movie is going to be a smash or going to be a bust?

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                  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                    @Blackout23 Trust me, there will be an Emerald City in the next decade

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                    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                      thought so - however they shouldn't announce it until it succeeds.

                      Its the first in a trilogy, I bet my bottom dallor

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                      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                        Well, that was fast..

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                        • Blackout23 • 2 years ago

                          *own

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                          • Blackout23 • 2 years ago

                            If they keep doing sequels I can see The land of Oz as part of Disneyland or Disneyworld. There is a rumor that Marvel will have its on land at Disneyland.

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                            • moviegeek • 2 years ago

                              Oh goodness... this movie was so dumb. No sequel please.

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                              • crypt • 2 years ago

                                Well, let's hope the first is good. Haha

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                                • redcameraman • 2 years ago

                                  ANOTHER planned sequel already? Huh...I can't tell right now though since the movie is not out yet and I still have to see it myself.

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                                    @emmyhasagun Ah! My mistake. Wither way, like I said, the only Oz related content I'll ever watch

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                                    • emmyhasagun • 2 years ago

                                      @bawnian-dexeus I'm pretty sure it's Universal that's doing the Wicked (musical) adaptation. And it was once stated that there might be a TV miniseries of some sort based on the book.

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                                      • emmyhasagun • 2 years ago

                                        Why can't someone just make a film based on the book that actually follows the book(s) and keeps in all the good stuff and doesn't give us stupid, pointless changes?

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                                        • brady1138 • 2 years ago

                                          @bawnian-dexeus Yeah, why hasn't that even been considered yet? That's just strange to me. Figured it would simply be the logical thing to do...

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