Wicked Part 1 is coming to the theatres earlier than expected. The highly anticipated movie musical was originally set to be released on December 25, 2024. However, Universal Pictures has moved the release date up to November 27, 2024, shifting it from a Christmas day release to a Thanksgiving holiday release.
This change in delivery date will positively empower the film to make the most of the Christmas season, which as a rule sees a precarious expansion in film industry appearances. Wicked: In recent years, Part I has been one of the most anticipated releases. The Tony Award-winning musical of the same name, based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, is the basis for the film. The story, which offers a fresh perspective on one of the most derided women in film history, is one of the most popular of recent memory. The West’s Wicked Witch.
The figure became well-known thanks to the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. The witch serves as the story’s villain in the first movie. She battles Glinda the Good Witch, who is stunning, and pursues Dorothy with her gang of wicked flying monkeys. Wicked, on the other hand, turns this story on its head by tracing the early years of the Wicked Witch, Elphaba, and her connection with Glinda. The 2003 Broadway production uses song to describe their bond.
Musical theatre lovers have continued to enjoy the show ever since its debut in 2003. The subject of a prospective feature film adaptation has been discussed for a while. As the project first gathered traction in the late 2010s, the COVID-19 epidemic has prompted it to be put on hold numerous times. Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo were announced as the new Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, in June 2022.
Along with Jeff Goldblum, who is anticipated to play the Wizard, Michelle Yeoh, a recent Academy Award winner, has been cast in the role of Madame Morrible. Jon M. Chu, who has previously directed Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights, is in charge of the film’s direction. The film is created by Marc Platt, who recently delivered Fantasy world, Scaffold of Spies, and Preliminary Of The Chicago 7. The film also has David Stone as a producer.