I'm looking forward to a prequel because I absolutely adore Wizard of Oz. I've read nearly all of Baum's stories about the magical world, and seeing it on screen, even weird SyFy adaptations (remember Tin Man?), makes me happy. Though, this could easily be a bad idea. I'm hoping Raimi will deliver.
Bonus: Since I didn't make this film into a "Books into Movies" feature while it was in production, here's some cool casting trivia from IMDB.
So what do you think? Are you happy about a Great and Powerful prequel? Or is it destined for failure?