Ariana Grande Stars In Wicked Musical Film Adaptation

The new trailer for the Wicked musical film adaptation is here!

On Wednesday, Universal Pictures launched the first official trailer for the upcoming Wicked musical film adaptation starring Ariana Grande as Glinda the Good and Cynthia Eribo as Elphaba Thropp. Based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the highly anticipated film premieres in theaters on November 27.

The Broadway premiere of Wicked took place in 2003, with Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel playing the original roles of Glinda and Elphaba. The story of the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West is told long before Dorothy arrives in the fantastical country of Oz. The prequel dives into the relationship that existed between the two witches before they turned into adversaries and permanently altered Oz’s destiny.

The Grammy and Tony Award-winning duo is seen throughout the Wicked official trailer singing the broadway’s hit songs which include “Popular” and “Defying Gravity”. We also get to see Glinda advising Elphaba “don’t be afraid,” while Elphaba responds with “I’m not afraid. It’s the Wizard who should be afraid of me.”

Wicked Musical Film Adaptation
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With Jon M. Chu at the helm and Marc Platt and David Stone as producers, the Wicked musical film adaptation features a star-studded cast which includes Academy Award-winner Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, the legendary Jeff Goldblum as Wizard, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Ethan Slater as Boq, and Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang as Pfannee.

“We dreamed very, very, very big for Wicked,” stated Chu at CinemaCon last month. “A magical land of sights and sounds that will astonish, and performances that will lift your spirits and occasionally break your heart.”

The Wicked musical film adaptation will be split into two parts, with the first installment set to release this November. Scheduled to release almost exactly one year later, the second installment will premiere on November 26, 2025. Watch the Wicked official trailer below!

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