Wicked Movie: Cast, Release Date, and More

After greater than a decade of makes an attempt, the “Wicked” film is absolutely occurring. Back in November 2021, director Jon M. Chu (who directed “Crazy Rich Asians” and “In the Heights”) introduced that the movie will star Ariana Grande as Glinda the Good Witch and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. On Dec. 8, the film added yet one more famous person to the cast: Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible. Representatives for Yeoh didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’s request for remark, however Variety first reported the information. Yeoh is at present stirring up main Oscar buzz for her starring position in 2022’s “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and most just lately appeared in Netflix’s “The School of Good and Evil.”

News of Yeoh’s casting got here only a day after it was introduced that Ethan Slater, who performed the titular position in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical,” may even be a part of the films as Boq to Munchkin. Slater was Tony-nominated for his efficiency.

Back in September, we additionally realized that “Bridgerton” heartthrob and Olivier Award winner Jonathan Bailey will seem within the movies because the story’s foremost love curiosity, Fiyero. Chu confirmed Bailey’s casting on Sept. 21 on Twitter. “He’s perfect, they’re perfect. They’d be perfect together. Born to be forever,” wrote Chu. “I am too excited to pretend this hasn’t been happening. We have a Fiyero!!!! #JonathanBailey #Wicked.”

While we’re nonetheless ready for bulletins on among the key members of the cast, on Dec. 7, Chu confirmed on Instagram that filming has begun on the project. On Oct. 11 throughout pre-production, Ariana Grande shared some Instagram images from “Wicked” rehearsals. In the carousel’s first picture, the star posed alongside Erivo in a dance studio, and in one other, she smiled alongside choreographer Will Loftis, displaying the “Wicked” cast within the midst of preparing for the film’s epic musical numbers.

The cast and crew have been maintaining followers up to date with thrilling bulletins for the reason that movie was first confirmed. In an April Twitter submit, Chu revealed that they are truly going to separate the musical into two movies. He wrote partly, “Here’s what happened: As we prepared this production over the last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to wrestle the story of ‘Wicked’ into a single film without doing some real damage to it. As we tried to cut songs or trim characters, those decisions began to feel like fatal compromises to the source material that has entertained us all for so many years.”

He continued, “So we decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one ‘Wicked’ movie but TWO!!!! With more space, we can tell the story of ‘Wicked’ as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters.”

Chu added, “Cynthia, Ariana and I — and all the cast and crew — pledge to create nothing less than an experience that honors its foundation for all the fans who’ve waited for this movie, and to offer a thrilling, fantastical world full of dynamic characters that invites those who are unfamiliar.” The director additionally wrote that the primary film would come out Christmas 2024 and the second would hit theaters Christmas 2025.

Here’s every little thing we all know to date concerning the “Wicked” movies, together with the cast, launch date, trailers, music, and extra.

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