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Wicked: Release Date, Plot, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far

Wicked: Release Date, Plot, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far

One of the most popular Broadway musicals is getting an on-screen adaptation and as far as the first look goes, the visuals, cast, background score and every little detail might just blow your mind away. The Broadway musical Wicked is an adaptation of the book by Gregory Maguire and is now ready to grace the fans on the big screen. There’s Oz, there’s the Wicked Witch, and there’s also Ariana Grande!

The more you learn about Wicked, the more you realize just how much there is to look forward to when it comes to this on-screen adaptation, and we’re here to fill you in on all the little details. So, keep reading this article to learn everything you need to know about Wicked, from the plot to the cast and much more!

What is the Plot of Wicked?

So far, not everything is known about the plot details when it comes to Wicked, but while some songs will remain the same as in the musical, it has been confirmed that there will be new songs as well, in a report by Playbill. So, while the basic plot of the movie will remain the same as the musical, there might be a few changes and additions from time to time, but fret not, as the essence will remain.

What is the Plot of Wicked?
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The story of Wicked is about Elphaba and Glinda, one is born green, and the other is beautiful in every way possible. The two are quick to become close friends however that doesn’t stay the same forever, as things begin to change after the entrance of certain characters who make their way into the story in unexpected ways. It is important to note, that Wicked will be split into two movies, and more about the release dates will be detailed further in the article, so make sure you keep reading!

The Cast of Wicked

One of the best parts about Wicked, apart from the music and the visuals is the cast of the movie. Playing the role of Glinda is none other than the pop star and beloved Ariana Grande. Joining her as Elphaba in the upcoming movie is Cynthia Erivo.

The Cast of Wicked
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There will be several other cast members in the two parts of Wicked, and those include Jonathan Bailey, Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, Ethan Slater, Marissa Bode, Bowen Yang, Aaron Teoh, and Colin Michael Carmichael.

What is the Release Date of Wicked?

As aforementioned, the movie has been divided into two parts. Originally, the movies were set to release on Christmas 2024 and 2025, however, the dates have moved up a little. Now, Wicked will be released in theatres on November 27, 2024, and exactly a year later, the second part will also be released.

Conclusion

If you have grown up loving musicals, have been a big fan of the Broadway musical Wicked, or simply love Ariana Grande, then Wicked might just be the perfect movie for you, and we are just as excited as you are!

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