Wicked Movie Details:
|Wicked: Part One
|Wicked by Stephen Schwartz & Winnie Holzman, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, Characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
|Musical, Fantasy, Romance
|November 27, 2024 (United States)
|Jon M. Chu
|Marc Platt Productions
Wicked Movie Cast & Characters:
- Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba Thropp, a young woman born with green skin who later becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.
- Ariana Grande as Glinda Upland, a popular young woman who later becomes Glinda the Good.
- Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero Tigelaar, the Winkie prince who meets Elphaba and Glinda at school.
- Jeff Goldblum as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Ethan Slater as Boq, a Munchkin in love with Glinda.
- Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Shiz University.
- Marissa Bode as Nessarose Thropp, Elphaba’s wheelchair-using younger sister in love with Boq who later becomes the Wicked Witch of the East.
- Bowen Yang as Pfannee, one of Glinda’s college friends.
- Bronwyn James as ShenShen, another of Glinda’s college friends.
- Keala Settle as Miss Coddle, a new character created for this film.
The story of how a green-skinned woman framed by the Wizard of Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. The first of a two-part feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical.
About Wicked: Part One Movie:
- Wicked (Original title: Wicked: Part One) is an upcoming musical romantic fantasy film directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Jeff Goldblum, and Michelle Yeoh.
- It is the first of a two-part film adaptation of Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz’s stage musical Wicked, which is based on the 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and characters from the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and its 1939 film adaptation.
- In 2012, Universal Pictures announced the film’s development. Principal photography began in December 2022 in England but was paused the following summer until November 2023 due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Filming eventually resumed and concluded on January 26, 2024.
- Wicked: Part One is scheduled to be released theatrically on November 27, 2024, by Universal Pictures.
- The sequel, Wicked: Part Two, is scheduled to be released on November 26, 2025.