Sam Raimi Will Not Helm The “Oz” Sequel

Still out doing his “Oz The Great and Powerful” press commitments, filmmaker Sam Raimi has revealed that even if Disney plans to return to Oz, he won’t be coming back.

“I haven’t planned on directing the sequel. I did leave some loose ends for another director if they want to make the picture… I was attracted to this story but I don’t think the second one would have the thing I would need to get me interested.”

The news follows word yesterday that Disney Pictures has brought on Mitchell Kapner to pen a draft for a sequel to the big-budget fantasy epic. The film opens around much of the world this weekend.

Source: Bleeding Cool