I'm filing this one under "one step closer to a 'Wicked' movie" news. Deadline has the exciting scoop that Sam Raimi is officially attached to direct Disney's "Oz: The Great And Powerful" and Robert Downey Jr. is likely to play the Wizard. The film follows the basic idea that when the Wizard (who I'm sure will have a name—hopefully) landed in Oz, he followed an odyssey similar to that of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Know what that means? He'll likely meet the Wicked Witch of the West!
There aren't too many details out yet about the script, which is undergoing some rewrites by David Lindsay-Abaire, but to stick with the classic mythology of Oz they've got to at least have the Witch be some sort of villain... and, yes, all we can think of is how this could borrow from the new mythology added to the story from Gregory Maguire's "Wicked." So now we've decided to
dust off our "Wicked" the movie dream list for Elphaba throw some actresses' names into the pot to play the Witch in "Oz." Click on after the jump to vote on which star would be your choice!