In honor of Oz the Great and Powerful coming to the big screen this week, the crew of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast hold another Casting Competition Challenge, recasting the iconic 1939 The Wizard of Oz, including the roles for Dorothy Gale, The Scarecrow, and The Wicked Witch of the West. Honestly, the whole thing gets hilariously out-of-control as the hosts blast each other picks. Hit play above to listen in, or hit the jump to learn more about what’s on this episode!
Also, if you’re a fan of the GeekScholars Casting Competition Challenge (and c’mon, who isn’t?), then you must visit our friends at Fill the Part, which is essentially our segment, but where everyone can play. Vote on your favorite actors and/or actresses to play old roles in the movies you love, or submit picks of your own!
In terms of headlines, it’s most sequel news this week as the GeekScholars discuss Chris Cooper signing on to play Norman Osborne in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Halle Berry on playing Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and rumblings about Super Troopers 2.
To top things off, the hosts review and grade the first trailer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.