New ‘Wicked’ Trailer and Behind-the-Scenes Photos Released

The trailer for the highly-anticipated ‘Wicked’ movie, set to hit theatres on Thanksgiving Day, was released on Wednesday, along with behind-the-scenes photos from the production.

 

 

Wicked Movie Details and Release Dates

The film, based on the beloved Broadway and West End musical, is being released in two parts, with the first instalment set for November 27, 2024. The story, adapted from Gregory Maguire’s hit novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,’ delves into the origins of the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba, and Glinda the Good Witch. The screenplay is a collaboration between the original musical’s writer, Winnie Holzman, and composer Stephen Schwartz.

Star-Studded Cast

Cynthia Erivo stars as Elphaba, and Ariana Grande plays Glinda. Joining them are Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard, Ethan Slater as Boq, Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, Marissa Bode as Nessarose, Bowen Yang as Pfannee, Bronwyn James as ShenShen, and Keala Settle as Miss Coddle. Peter Dinklage voices Doctor Dillamond.

Stunning Set Design and Special Effects

The trailer highlights the film’s impressive set design and special effects, which promise to immerse audiences in a magical world. It opens with a breathtaking view of Oz, complete with its lush surroundings and the iconic Yellow Brick Road. The attention to detail extends to various sets, such as the pink accents in Glinda’s dorm room. The special effects showcase Elphaba’s magical abilities, including making people float and shattering glass, along with magical creatures like a flying spider monkey and a talking goat professor.

Preview of Movie Soundtrack

The trailer features Grande and Erivo’s vocal performances on beloved songs from the Broadway musical, such as ‘Popular’ and ‘Defying Gravity.’ Both actresses have extensive Broadway experience—Erivo in ‘The Color Purple’ and Grande in ’13’—and their expertise is evident in the trailer. Viewers also get a glimpse of Grande dancing, indicating that the film will incorporate choreography, honoring its Broadway roots while adapting the iconic musical numbers for the big screen.

Sneak Peek at Star-Studded Cast and Behind-the-Scenes Photos

The newly released behind-the-scenes photos offer a closer look at the film’s production, showcasing the elaborate sets and costumes. These images, coupled with the trailer, have heightened anticipation for the film’s release.

As the release date approaches, excitement continues to build for this cinematic adaptation of the beloved musical. The first part of ‘Wicked’ is set to hit theatres on November 27, 2024, with the second part scheduled for November 26, 2025.

 

 

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