Cast Tim Burton's Wizard of Oz!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Trekker4747, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    Inspired by the WoO thread.

    Tim Burton has "remade" Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and Chocolate Factory, he's also done an Oz-related TV movie. But I think it's only a matter of time before he decides to do his own vision of The Wizard of Oz.

    So, who would he cast in the movie to play the various characters?

    (The only "rule" is that you MUST use Johnny Depp)

    My picks:

    Dorthy: Christina Ricci
    Scarecrow: Johnny Depp
    Tin Man: Tim Roth
    Cowardly Lion: Alan Rickman
    The Wizard: Christopher Lee
    Glenda The Good Witch: Stephen Fry
    The Wicked Witch of the West: Helena Bonham Carter
  2. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 4, 2003
    I picked Johnny Depp as the Scarecrow before I even opened the thread.

    Great casting! But who plays Toto?
  3. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 3, 2008
    Yeah, Johnny Depp is perfect for scarcrow.
  4. The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 20, 2003
    1123, 6536, 5321
    Alan Rickman as Cowardly Lion would be awesome.
  5. Gen. Zod

    Gen. Zod Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Feb 18, 2004
    Depp as the Scarecrow is probably the first thing on everyone's mind. What about Paul Reubens as the Tin Man?
  6. The Fatman

    The Fatman Captain Captain

    Sep 2, 2001
    Buffalo, NY
    I'm gonna go one step further with Johnny Depp. I bet if Tim Burton was to remake Oz, Johnny Depp would play the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, AND the Wizard. I'm not saying that to be sarcastic, or a jerk... I really think that sounds like something Burton would do.

    I think he would really expand upon the dream motif, using Depp to signify different parts of Dorothy's psyche. I just can't decide who Depp would be in the "real" world. Uncle Henry, or some version of "Professor Marvel". So, for me, it comes down to who plays the Witch, Glinda, and Dorothy.

    In keeping with the dream theory, I would say that Glinda and Aunt Em (under old age makeup) are the same actress. Winona Ryder maybe? She may be too old now, and I don't know what her working relationship is with Depp (Ex BF) and Burton anymore.

    I don't think there's any doubt that the Witch/Elmyra Gulch would be Helena Bonham Carter.

    It's Dorothy that gives me pause. I'm going to say Dakota Fanning because she is kind of the default young actress I think of, but I'm sure an unknown would probably be for the best.
  7. Lt. Trull

    Lt. Trull Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 23, 2001
    Mining colony Sol Asteroid belt, Sol System
    Ricky Gervais as the cowardly lion
  8. Dark Gilligan

    Dark Gilligan Writer Fleet Captain

    Feb 6, 2005
    an uncharted desert isle
    Depp as the Scarecrow is too easy. I'd rather see him in the Wizard/Professor Marvel archetype. Knowing Burton he'd cast that damn Oompa Loompa guy as a Munchkin, if not all of them.
  9. MeanJoePhaser

    MeanJoePhaser Admiral

    Aug 21, 2003
    Missile Command
    Dorothy: (somebody young)
    Scarecrow: Steve Buscemi
    Tin Man: Michael Clark Duncan
    Cowardly Lion: Chris Kristofferson
    The Wizard: Martin Landau (or Paul Giamatti)
    Glenda The Good Witch: Jessica Lange
    The Wicked Witch of the West: Helena Bonham Carter
    The Wicked Witch of the East: Christina Ricci
    Uncle Henry: Albert Finney
    Auntie Em: Annette Benning
    Munchkin Mayor: Danny Devito
  10. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

    Dec 29, 2002
    Professor Marvel/Wizard: Johnny Depp
    Dorothy: Bonnie Wright
    Auntie Em: Sally Field (she'd need aging makeup)
    Uncle Henry: Judd Hirsch
    Hunk/Scarecrow: Connor Trinneer
    Hickory/Tin Man: Tom Hanks
    Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Jim Carrey
    Elvira Gulch/Wicked Witch: Pauley Perrette
    Glinda: Catherine Zeta Jones
  11. The Comedian

    The Comedian Captain Captain

    Jan 20, 2009
    Pretty much my choices, except I want Christopher Walken as the Wizard and you just have to have Winona Ryder as Glinda. :)
  12. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 4, 2001
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    I think I'd puke up a lung if this were to happen for real.
    Beyond sick to death of Burton and his wanky-gothic-Depp-shitfests
  13. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    When I made my picks I half considered making Depp play Dorthy's menagerie -not The Wizard, though.
  14. LutherSloan

    LutherSloan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 18, 2008
    Doing the Federation's dirty work
    Basically I would pick your list, but probably go differently with Dorothy, Tin Man, and The Wizard.
  15. Joy

    Joy Commodore Commodore

    Oct 22, 2004
    Springfield, MO, USA
    LOL @ Stephen Fry as Glinda. HAHAHA!

    I'd definitely go with Johnny Depp as the Scarecrow. And I'm thinkin' if they hadn't already used Zooey Deschanel in Tin Man, she woulda made a great Dorothy.

    'Cause you just KNOW there'd be some kind of UST played upon more heavily between the Scarecrow and Dorothy. I just can't see that not happening in a Burton WoO.

    LOVE the idea of Alan Rickman as the Cowardly Lion, as well as Christopher Lee as the Wizard.

    And taking a peek at IMDb, I see the TV movie the OP was referring to.... I'd never heard of that one!

  16. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    What the HELL, people. Depp has to be Dorothy! :rommie:

    Oh all right...

    Dorothy: Ellen Page
    Scarecrow: Woody Harrelson
    Tin Man: Steve Buscemi
    Cowardly Lion: Robert Downey, Jr.
    The Wizard: William Shatner (shame on everyone that I was the first to suggest this!)
    Glinda The Good Witch: Meryl Streep
    The Wicked Witch of the West: Johnny Depp :p
    Eddie from Frasier.


    Burton isn't out there far enough to make this palatable in a sick way. There's only one director permitted to remake The Wizard of Oz: David Lynch.
  17. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    Dayglow, New California Republic
    Professor Marvel/Wizard: Bill Murray

    Give me a bit to think about everyone else.
  18. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

    Jun 21, 2001
    That'd be quite a feat for him, dead as he is. ;)
  19. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Dorothy: Ellen Page
    Scarecrow: Doug Jones
    Tin Man: Tim Roth
    Cowardly Lion: Alfred Molina
    Professor Marvel/The Wizard/Emerald City Door Guard/Carriage Driver/Wizard's Doorman: Johnny Depp
    Glenda the Good Witch: Jewel Staite
    The Wicked Witch of the West: Helena Bonham Carter
    Aunt Em: Margot Kidder
    Uncle Henry: Rene Auberjonois
  20. QuasarVM

    QuasarVM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 30, 2008
    Geez Louise! The one film I want Burton and Depp to make is Dark Shadows (they own the rights)...and they keep putting it off for all kinds of silliness. After every film that comes out, they say DS is next...and then they announce some other film they are making that has an earlier release date...???!!!