Robert Downey Jr. is off to see the wizard!

Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly eying the role of the Wizard in Oz The Great And Powerful.


The Mitchell Kapner-scripted Oz is a prequel that takes pieces from the original L. Frank Baum Wizard of Oz books.


“As conceived in Kapner’s script, the wizard is a charlatan who’s part of a traveling circus but goes on a similar odyssey as Dorothy when he mysteriously lands in Oz,” according to The Los Angeles Times.


Sam Mendes is said to be the front runner to direct the project.