Grande & Erivo Shine in ‘Wicked’ 2024 Super Bowl Teaser

The “Wicked” movie with stars Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo will come out on November 27, 2024.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
The "Wicked" trailer premiered during the Super Bowl, featuring Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba​.
"Wicked: Part One" and "Part Two" are set for release in 2024 and 2025, promising a comprehensive retelling of the beloved story​.
The film features a dynamic ensemble, including Jonathan Bailey, Michelle Yeoh, and Jeff Goldblum, directed by Jon M. Chu​​​.

“Wicked” Trailer Makes a Super Bowl Debut

During the Super Bowl, audiences were treated to the first look at the much-anticipated film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical “Wicked.” The trailer introduced viewers to the vibrant land of Oz, highlighting the complex relationship between Glinda (Ariana Grande) and Elphaba (Cynthia Erivo), from their early friendship at school to their divergent paths into adulthood. The star-studded cast also includes Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Ethan Slater as Boq, Bowen Yang as Pfannee, Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard of Oz, and Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, promising a rich and dynamic portrayal of the original story​.

 

‘Wicked’ Release Dates and Film Structure

“Wicked” is ambitiously split into two parts, with “Wicked: Part One” scheduled for release on November 27, 2024, and “Wicked: Part Two” following a year later on November 26, 2025. This decision, as explained by director Jon M. Chu, was made to fully honor the depth and complexity of the original story without compromising its integrity​.

Star-Studded Cast and Creative Team

The film boasts a spectacular cast, with Ariana Grande stepping into the role of Glinda and Cynthia Erivo portraying Elphaba. Their casting announcement was met with excitement and support, including from the original Broadway stars Kristen Chenoweth (Glinda) and Idina Menzel (Elphaba).

The ensemble is further enriched with talents such as Jonathan Bailey, Michelle Yeoh, and Jeff Goldblum. Jon M. Chu’s direction, along with a screenplay by Winnie Holzman and music by Stephen Schwartz, signals a high-caliber production. The creative team aims to bring new depth to iconic musical numbers like “Defying Gravity” and “Popular.”

‘Wicked’ Production

Filming began in London, with principal photography set to capture the enchanting world of Oz. Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo shared behind-the-scenes glimpses, highlighting their transformation into their characters and the onset of camaraderie. The film’s development journey began as early as 2016 and has seen various potential adaptations, including a TV miniseries and different directorial candidates, before finally moving forward with Chu at the helm​​.

“Wicked” promises to be a cinematic event that pays homage to the original Broadway production and expands upon it with a visually stunning and emotionally resonant adaptation. With an exceptional cast, a dedicated creative team, and a passionate fan base, the anticipation for the film’s release is undoubtedly high. The Super Bowl trailer has only heightened this excitement, offering a tantalizing preview of what’s to come in the magical world of Oz.

Marilyn Walters

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