A long-anticipated Wicked film is coming to theatres in 2024 and director Jon M. Chu has just teased the audiences by sharing the first images of the film. On his Instagram post, he posted a couple of photos where we can see Cynthia Erivo starring as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda. Along with the pictures, Chu captioned the post “You weren’t told the whole story. What happens when you veer off the Yellow Brick Road?” giving a hint of what the movie will be about.
In a follow-up tweet, Chu expressed his excitement over the release of the film and how it has already changed him for good. He praised the impeccable voices of both women who are to portray the characters of Oz witches. The amazing cast also includes Bowen Yang, Keala Settle, Marissa Bode, Brownwyn James, Michelle Yeoh, Ethan Slater, and Jonathan Bailey.
The adaptation of the Broadway musical will not be limited to just one movie. The director already announced that the story would be broken into two films so that there is enough time to tell the story of Wicked as it is supposed to be told while at the same time bringing even more surprise and depth to the journeys of these beloved characters.
It is always a delight to see Broadway musicals adapted into film versions, and Wicked is one of the most anticipated films of this kind. With such an amazing cast and an intriguing tag-line, the film is sure to be a huge hit. Fans will have to wait until November 27, 2024, to watch the film in cinemas, but the glimpses we’ve seen of Ariana and Cynthia’s looks as Glinda and Elphaba respectively in the teasers are keeping them excited and waiting for more!
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