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Downey Jr. in Wizard of Oz Prequel?

We’re just happy to hear it’s not Tim Burton and Johnny Depp: Disney is said to have a Wizard of Oz prequel in the works, and the Los Angeles Times says Robert Downey Jr. is in talks with producers to star as the wizard. The movie would be about the wizard before he came to Oz. The top candidates to direct, meanwhile, are American Beauty director Sam Mendes and Hairspray director Adam Shankman.