Disney orders sequel to Oz The Great And Powerful

Back down the Yellow Brick Road

Oz The Great And Powerful might only be hitting UK cinemas today, but Disney have already commissioned work to begin on a sequel to Sam Raimi's affectionate prequel.

Variety reports that the studio commissioned writer Mitchell Kapner to begin work on a script for a sequel several months ago, indicating that they're fairly confident that they have a hit on their hands.

The new film certainly leaves things open for future adventures, although just what direction a potential sequel would take remains to be seen.

Having laid out a whopping $200m budget on the first movie, Disney would obviously want to see a decent return at the box office before pressing on with a second, but it does seem as though the pieces are all in place…

Directed by Sam Raimi and starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, Oz The Great And Powerful is in UK cinemas now.
 

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 8th 2013, 9:21

      They already made one, its called the The Wizard of something.. can't remember

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    • Firedragon76

      Mar 8th 2013, 9:55

      Why would they do that? This one was bad enough already.

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    • edwalton

      Mar 8th 2013, 10:06

      So basically, they're going to be making 'Wicked'? which is just awful.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 8th 2013, 21:14

      Why is anyone shocked ? we all know if the box office does well there would be sequels, I mean there's something like what 9 books for this series out there ?

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