Disney must have a fair amount of confidence in Oz The Great And Powerful, as the studio already has a sequel in the works. Variety reports that Mitchell Kapner, who co-wrote the first screenplay with David Lindsay-Abaire, has been hired to pen the follow-up.
It’s early days and nothing has been released about the story, although it will presumably follow Oscar Digg’s further adventures in Oz, between the first movie and the arrival of Dorothy. There are still a few legal issues they’ll have to get around through, as while L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is in the public domain, anything specifically added by MGM for the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz is out of bounds (as it’s owned by them), such as Dorothy’s ruby slippers.
Mitchell Kapner was hired to work on the sequel script months ago, although Disney hasn’t commented on the sequel plans at this time.