Get ready to be swept away to the magical land of Oz with the highly anticipated release of the first Wicked movie! Starring a star-studded cast, including Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande as Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, this film adaptation of the hit novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire is set to be a Thanksgiving treat for audiences everywhere.
The First Wicked movie is an upcoming film adaptation of the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire. The story is a retelling of The Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the witches, particularly Elphaba, who becomes known as the Wicked Witch of the West. The film features Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande as Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, and promises to bring the magical land of Oz to life on the big screen with mischief and excitement. The movie features an incredible score by Stephen Schwartz and a screenplay by Winnie Holzman. The release date is November 27, 2024.
Director Jon M Chu promises mischief and excitement as the production team works hard to bring this beloved story to life on the big screen. And for those who can’t wait for the movie, a UK tour is set to launch in late 2023, bringing the magic of Wicked to a theatre near you.
But that’s not all – Universal Pictures has already announced plans for a second installment of the film, set to hit theaters just in time for Christmas 2025. With the original Broadway production celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023 and the West End show continuing to captivate audiences after 17 years, it’s clear that the appeal of this timeless story is stronger than ever.
With an incredible score by Stephen Schwartz and a captivating screenplay by Winnie Holzman, Wicked is a must-see for fans of musical theater and fantasy alike. So mark your calendars for November 27, 2024, and get ready to experience the magic of Wicked on the big screen!