Sam Raimi is officially set to direct Oz the Great and Powerful for Disney. This will be his next film, and there is also a strong possibility that Robert Downey Jr. will star as The Wizard in the film. It's not official at this time, I guess it all depends on his schedule.
We already knew that the story would focus on a younger Wizard and his background story of how he got to Oz and became the great and powerful wizard. Now, thanks to the folks over at pajiba we have some steamy detailed information on the plot and characters of the film that is sure to surprise you. The story...
...would have the Wizard — a snake-oil salesman posing as a magician — enter Oz via a hot-air balloon, which he uses to escape an angry husband who has found out that Oz slept with his wife. There, Oz — a fast-talking huckster who wears a velveteen frock coat (yes, I can see that) — falls in love with Glinda (the Good Witch), and the two combine forces to Fight the Evil Witches Evanora and Theodora. Theodora starts out as a good witch, but after Oz jilts her sexual advances, Evanora — the truly evil witch — convinces Theodora to become an evil witch with her and help her to rule all of Oz. Both Evanora and Theodora are described as incredibly attractive, seductive women, and Theodora likes to wear black, thigh-high boots.
This sounds like a pretty seductive Oz film doesn't it? And, Disney is OK with this!? Alright, bring it on. Sounds like a very interesting take on the Oz universe. No wonder they want Downey Jr. in the role!
What do you all think about the new details revealed on the film?