I absolutely loved Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful, and I was really hoping that we'd see a sequel happen! I'm happy to say that it is! Mitchell Kapner, co-writer from the first film, has started working on the script for the sequel. Obviously not much is known about the story other than it will take place in Oz.
According to Variety, "Kapner can work with what’s featured in L. Frank Baum’s novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,' which is public domain. But he can’t use any of the iconic creative additions from the original film — Dorothy’s ruby slippers, for example — as Warner Bros. owns the 1939 film."
So he still has a lot to work with, and it will be interesting if they tell a different story in Oz that doesn't involve Dorothy yet. The studio is looking to move on the project fast, but as of right now there's no word if Raimi will be back to direct it. I sure hope he does! This movie was a Sam Raimi film wrapped in a Disney movie. He did such a great job with it! I imagine that James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams will all be back to reprise their roles, but that has yet to be seen.
After you see the movie let us know if this is something you'd like to see happen or not. I know I do!