I found this interesting! There's going to be a prequel movie for The Wizard of Oz called Oz: The Great and Powerful! According to Deadline, Sam Raimi (Spider Man & Spider Man 2) has committed to directing the Disney film and he's hoping to rope in Robert Downey Jr. to play the role of the young Wizard of Oz!
The story will follow his life from when he was a circus performer, until the time he is swept away by a tornado into the magical land of Oz. After the hugely successful Alice in Wonderland movie, I'm really excited to see what they do for this one! What do you think about Robert Downey Jr. playing this role? I loved him in the Iron Man movies, and he seems quirky enough to pull it off. Well, I guess Johnny Depp can't play every role! *_*