Why We’re Excited About the Wicked Movies!

Get ready to defy gravity with the highly anticipated Wicked movies! Here are some fun things to expect from the next Jon M. Chu film!

The highly anticipated movie adaptation of the Broadway sensation, Wicked, is on its way to cast a spell on the big screen. Get ready for a wickedly fun adventure as we dive into some exciting details we know about the upcoming movie.

A Star-Studded Cast

Hold onto your broomsticks, folks! The Wicked movie is assembling an all-star cast that will leave you spellbound. Ariana Grande will be stepping into the iconic role of Glina, the Good Witch; additionally, Tony Award winner, Cynthia Erivo, will join the cast as Elphaba, Wicked Witch of the West. These two with their powerhouse vocals and magnetic stage presence are set to bring a whole new dimension to these characters adding and their friendship. Here’s a first look at stills from the 2024 film! Additionally, Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey will play Fiyero, Jeff Goldblum will play the Wizard, and Michelle Yeoh will play Madame Morrible. Here’s a first look at stills from the 2024 film!


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Director Jon M. Chu’s Visionary Magic

Get ready to be captivated as director Jon M. Chu works his magic on the highly anticipated movie. Known for his visually stunning films like Crazy Rich Asians, Chu brings his visionary touch to the vibrant world of Oz. With his talent for creating dazzling spectacles and evoking genuine emotions, Chu promises to transport us to a realm where witches defy gravity and friendships conquer all. Get set for an immersive and visually captivating experience that will leave you spellbound!

Iconic Songs to Soar High

Get ready to sing along at the top of your lungs! The movie will feature the timeless and beloved songs that have made the stage production a phenomenon. From the empowering anthem of “Defying Gravity” to the infectiously catchy “Popular,” these musical numbers are guaranteed to leave you humming and tapping your feet long after the credits roll. Additionally, new songs by Stephen Schwartz will be added to the soundtrack putting a spin on this reimagining of the story. Grande took to her socials singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz with her new blonde Glinda-esque hair peeking out, teasing her portrayal of the iconic character.

@arianagrandewanted to sing you a little something but don’t want to sing anything that is not “Ozian” at the moment 🙂 keeping to my little bubble for now … done with lots of love.♬ original sound – arianagrande

We can’t wait to see both parts of the upcoming sure-to-be iconic film. Wicked Part 1 will premiere on November 27th, 2024, while Part 2 is set to come out the following year on November 26th, 2025.

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Gabriella Medina

Gabriella is a journalism major at the University of Southern California interested in reporting on music and dance. She is also pursuing a minor in Culture, Media and Entertainment and is an anchor for Annenberg Media’s Latinx outlet, Dímelo.