The First Trailer for the Musical Movie Wicked was Revealed ft. Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo

Actors/ Singers Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo

Super Bowl surprises audiences by revealing the first-ever trailer of the upcoming musical movie Wicked, featuring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo.

Jon M. Chu is currently directing this anticipated movie musical. He also shared that they filmed it in two parts in order to adapt its story properly.

“As we prepared the production over the last year, it became impossible to wrestle the story of ‘Wicked’ into a single film without doing some real damage to it,”

Chu in a previous interview in 2022

Part one will hit the theaters on Nov 27, 2024, while part two will follow suit on Nov 26, 2025.

Additionally, composer Stephen Schwartz also explained that the global phenomenal song “Defying Gravity” is one of the main reasons why they cut the film into two parts.

“We found it very difficult to get past ‘Defying Gravity’ without a break. That song is written specifically to bring a curtain down, and whatever scene to follow it without a break just seemed hugely anti-climactic.”

Schwartz in a 2022 newsletter

Moreover, a talented cast will shower this movie musical:

Actress/ActorRolePrevious Roles
Cynthia ErivoElphaba Thropp, a.k.a Wicked Witch of the WestPinocchio

Starred in Broadway revival of The Color Purple
Ariana GrandeGlinda Upland, a.k.a. Glinda the GoodVictorious

Musical Video, Yes, And?
Jonathan BaileyFiyero TigelaarBridgerton
Jeff GoldblumThe Wonderful Wizard of OzWhat If…?

Jurassic Park
Ethan SlaterBoqThe SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!
Michelle YeohMadame MorribleEverything Everywhere All at Once

The Origins of Wicked

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: Signage at "Wicked" on Broadway at The Gershwin Theater on February 14, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
Photo by Bruce Glikas/Getty Images

Despite the short glimpses of the upcoming Wicked film, fans are thrilled and can’t wait for its release. In the meantime, they could entertain themselves with the film’s original adaptation, the 2003 Broadway musical.

Furthermore, the musical was also based on an American novel written by Gregory Maguire in 1995 titled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. It served as the prequel to the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Super Bowl fans are extremely lucky right now as, on top of Wicked, they also saw the first trailer for Deadpool 3. It featured Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman as its main duo.

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