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Prepare to Defy Gravity With the Witches of Oz: Wicked Film Trailer Soars with Spectacular Visuals and Unforgettable Performances

by Jonathan Currinn
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Left: Cynthia Erivo is Elphaba. Right: Ariana Grande as Glinda. WICKED, directed by Jon M. Chu

The highly anticipated film adaptation of the iconic Broadway musical Wicked is poised to cast its spell on audiences this holiday season, as revealed by the release of its captivating trailer. Fans and critics alike are buzzing with excitement as they get a glimpse of the spectacular, generation-defining cinematic event that awaits them—we expect this to become the biggest film of 2024.

Elphaba and Glinda together showing their friendship as a poppy field is behind them.
L to R: Cynthia Erivo is Elphaba and Ariana Granda is Glinda in WICKED, directed by Jon M. Chu

After captivating audiences on stage for over two decades, the beloved musical Wicked is finally making its highly anticipated transition to the big screen. This cinematic adaptation promises an immersive experience that will transport viewers into the enchanting world of Oz like never before. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights), the film boasts a star-studded cast and a visionary team behind the scenes.

Glinda looking over Elphaba's shoulder as they both look in the mirror.
L to R: Ariana Granda is Glinda and Cynthia Erivo is Elphaba in WICKED, directed by Jon M. Chu

At the heart of this cinematic extravaganza are the powerhouse performances of Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande. Erivo, known for her Emmy, Grammy, and Tony-winning roles, takes on the role of Elphaba, a young woman with green skin who grapples with being misunderstood and underestimated. Grande, the Grammy-winning multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar, embodies Glinda, a popular and ambitious young woman whose journey of self-discovery unfolds alongside Elphaba’s.

Glinda in front of a popular crowd who are all wearing blue while she wears pink, while they are in a school setting.
Ariana Granda is Glinda in WICKED, directed by Jon M. Chu

The trailer showcases the meeting of these two incredible characters at Shiz University in the fantastical Land of Oz. They start at odds with one another but they soon build a heartwarming friendship. Their lives take a pivotal turn after an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, propelling them onto different paths. As Glinda is seduced by power and popularity, going on to become Glinda the Good Witch, Elphaba remains steadfast in her authenticity, ultimately transforming into the Wicked Witch of the West.

The Wizard of Oz and Madam Morrible clearly discussing someone as they look into the distance past the camera. They're outside at night with multiple lights behind them.
L to R: Jeff Goldblum is The Wizard of Oz and Michelle Yeoh is Madam Morrible in WICKED, directed by Jon M. Chu

Joining Erivo and Grande are a talented ensemble cast that includes Michelle Yeoh (Tomorrow Never Dies, Crazy Rich Asians) as Madame Morrible, the regal headmistress of Shiz University; Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton, Fellow Travelers) as Fiyero, an easy-going prince; and Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) as the enigmatic Wizard of Oz. A new character for the film has been created, known as Miss Coddle, played by Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman). Each character adds depth and complexity to the narrative, exploring themes of friendship, identity, and the consequences of ambition.

Jonathan Bailey playing Fiyero outside in a courtyard as he looks over his shoulder while a crowd of school students have gathered around.
Jonathan Bailey is Fiyero in WICKED, directed by Jon M. Chu

Wicked is not just a film; it’s a celebration of storytelling and musical artistry. The screenplay, adapted by Winnie Holzman from Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel, stays true to the spirit of the beloved musical, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Marc Platt and David Stone, known for their acclaimed productions such as “La La Land” and “The Little Mermaid”, lead the production team.

Elphaba as the Wicked Witch of the West, wearing her black clothes and the pointy hat, holding a broomstick as she flies out a circle window.
Cynthia Erivo is Elphaba in WICKED, directed by Jon M. Chu

Directed with finesse by Jon M. Chu, Wicked promises to be the first chapter of an immersive, cultural celebration that will captivate audiences of all ages. The film’s release on November 27, 2024, marks the beginning of an exciting journey into the magical world of Oz. Additionally, fans can look forward to Wicked Part Two, scheduled for release in 2025, ensuring that the legacy of this beloved musical continues to enchant audiences for years to come.

As anticipation builds and excitement mounts, Wicked emerges as a cinematic event that is destined to become a global success. Blending fantasy, music, and drama into a spellbinding experience, Wicked is bound to become the must-see film of the year.

Get ready to defy gravity and embark on a journey of self-discovery with Elphaba and Glinda as they navigate the complexities of friendship and destiny in the Land of Oz. This holiday season, prepare to be swept away by the magic of Wicked like never before.

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