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Some? Wicked Comes like this. Ariana Grande And Cynthia Erivo Playing the iconic roles of Glinda and Elphaba in the upcoming films. The first trailer was released on February 11 during the Super Bowl. The footage featured a first look at Cynthia’s incredible transformation into Elphaba, as well as gorgeous sets and costumes. The final moments of the trailer feature an excerpt from Cynthia singing “Defying Gravity”.

director John M. Chu shared photos from Wicked set on instagram page In April 2023. In the two photos, Cynthia is feeling green in her Elphaba look, while Ariana’s Glinda is seen running up the stairs in a pink ball gown. “Green and pink.” It always starts with green and pink. #WickedMovie coming to you in 2024,” she captioned the photos.

Universal Studios has assembled an incredible director and all-star cast to lead the upcoming two-part film adaptation. The films are based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway show, which is a prequel to the Wizard of Oz, A Wicked The film was announced way back in 2016, but it took until 2021 for the process to actually move forward. Fans are very excited to see the story of Wicked This time come alive on the big screen. From the talented cast to the release date, the expectations are Very High for these two movies. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Wicked Movies.

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First Wicked movie, title Wicked: Part OneTo be released on November 27, 2024. sequel, title Wicked: Part TwoComes out exactly one year later on November 26, 2025.

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Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande in the ‘Wicked’ poster. (Universal Pictures)

John explained why the project is being split into two films due in April 2022. “As we prepared this production last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to condense the story of WICKED into a single film without doing some real work. Damage to it,” John wrote on twitter, “We decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one Wicked but two films!! With more space, we can tell the story of WICKED the way it was meant to be told, while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journey of these beloved characters.

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Ariana Grande And Cynthia Erivo Cast as Glinda and Elphaba respectively on November 4, 2021. Both actresses shared the news of their casting Instagram, After learning the news, Ariana shared a photo of herself sitting in front of an Apple MacBook with her hands on her face. The pop star also shared screenshots of a three-way call between herself, Cynthia and John, which was followed by just one call between the women.

in cynthia PostThe British actress put her hands over her mouth and started crying when she found out she got the role. Ariana and Cynthia also sent each other flowers along with a heartfelt note, where they congratulated each other on their new jobs.

Ariana plays Glinda the Good Witch, which was originated by Kristen Chenoweth In a broadway show. Cynthia plays Elphaba, who was originally portrayed idina menzel on Broadway. Both Kristen and Idina congratulated Ariana and Cynthia on securing the coveted roles.

rest of the cast for Wicked The movies are pretty epic. bridgerton star jonathan bailey Playing Elphaba’s love interest Fiyero. John Chu Jonathan’s casting confirmed In September 2022. “He’s perfect, they’re perfect. They will be perfect together. To be born forever… I’m too excited to pretend it’s not happening. We have a Fiero!!!! #JonathanBailey #evil,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Jonathan Bailey plays Fiyero in the ‘Wicked’ films (Photo: James Vesey/Shutterstock)

The role of Fierro in the Wicked films was a top role for musical actors. Nick Jonas It was confirmed in June 2023 that he auditioned for the role of Fiyero. “Yeah, it’s true. Joe and I both went out, and we didn’t get it. But that’s the life of an actor,” Nick explained. Diversity,

He added, “I think it went really well. I was very happy after coming out of the room. I’m a huge fan of the show, and it’s a role I always thought would be fun to play. but i think jonathan [Bailey] It’s going to work very well, and I’m sure the film will be very good.”

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Nick and Joe Jonas went out for the role of Fiyero. (John Salangsang/Shutterstock)

michelle yoh Shiz plays Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Craze Hall at the university. Jeff Goldblum Has been confirmed to play The Wizard. Saturday night Live star bowen yang Shiz plays Fanny, Elphaba and Glinda’s classmate at university. the greatest showman star calla settle Playing the role of Miss Caudle. Artists also include ethan slater As Bok, marissa bode As Nessarose (Elphaba’s sister), braunwyn james As Shenshen, Aaron Teoh as avaric, and Colin Michael Carmichael As Professor Nikdik.

Jon M. Chu is directing Wicked Films from screenplays written by winnie holzman And Stephen Schwartz, Stephen is also composing music, including some of the musical’s most classic songs such as “Defying Gravity” and “Popular”. mark plaitWho is it ben plattfather of, and david stone Producing films. alice brooks is a cinematographer, nathan crawley production designer, and Paul Tazewell Is a costume designer.

Production Trivia

rehearsal for Wicked: Part One Launched in August 2022. Both Ariana and Cynthia gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at their rehearsal in October 2022. cute mirror selfie During a break in the rehearsal studio. Ariana has a blonde makeover To play Glinda that month. John Chu Confirmed on 9 December That filming had started three days earlier in London.

The cast and crew had to shoot Wicked: Part One And Wicked: Part Two back to back. However, the SAG-AFTRA strike halted production in July 2023 with only a few days of filming left for the cast and crew. Once the strike ended, filming resumed and ended in January 2024.

What do we know about the plots of the ‘Rogue’ movies?

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‘Wicked’ is a prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (Photo: Everett Collection)

Wicked The films are expected to closely follow the plot of the Broadway show, which it is actually based on gregory maguire1995 novel. The story takes place before and after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas and explores the relationship between Elphaba and Glinda. The pair start out as unlikely friends but eventually, they become rivals after the Wizard casts a spell on Elphaba that turns her into the Wicked Witch.

Cynthia previously teased how the movies will be even better than the musical. “I think it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,” Cynthia said. told entertainment tonight At the 2022 SAG Awards. “I think we will enjoy the magic of it. We’re going to try to put our take on what we already know and show you a story about two women [who] Sisters,” she added.

Stephen Schwartz confirmed in a June 2022 Newsletter That there will be new songs in the films. “There are two new songs in the second film that are complete songs in their own right, and then there are new segments to some of the existing songs in both films. Of course, all the new content is to meet the demands of the storytelling,” he said.


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