One thing depraved this manner comes. Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are taking over the enduring roles of Glinda and Elphaba within the upcoming films. The primary trailer was launched on February 11 in the course of the Tremendous Bowl. The footage gave a primary glimpse of Cynthia’s unimaginable transformation into Elphaba, in addition to the the beautiful units and costumes. The ultimate moments of the trailer give a snippet of Cynthia singing “Defying Gravity.”
Director Jon M. Chu shared photographs from the Depraved set on his Instagram web page in April 2023. The 2 photographs embody Cynthia feeling inexperienced in her Elphaba look, whereas Ariana’s Glinda is seen working up the steps in a pink ball robe. “Green & Pink. It always starts with green and pink. #WickedMovie coming to you in 2024,” he captioned the photographs.
Common Studios has assembled an unimaginable director and all-star solid to guide the upcoming two-part movie variations. The flicks are based mostly on the Tony Award-winning Broadway present, which is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. A Depraved film was introduced approach again in 2016, but it surely took till 2021 for the method to actually get going. Followers are so excited to see the story of Depraved come to life on the large display screen this time. From the gifted solid to the discharge dates, the expectations are very excessive for these two movies. Right here’s all the pieces that you must know concerning the upcoming Depraved films.
‘Wicked’ Films Launch Dates
The primary Depraved film, titled Depraved: Half One, shall be launched on November 27, 2024. The sequel, titled Depraved: Half Two, comes out precisely one yr afterward November 26, 2025.
Jon defined why the undertaking is being cut up into two films again in April 2022. “As we prepared this production over the last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to wrestle the story of WICKED into a single film without doing some real damage to it,” Jon wrote on Twitter. “We decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one WICKED movie but TWO!! With more space, we can tell the story of WICKED as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters.”
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) April 26, 2022
‘Wicked’ Films Solid & Crew
Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo have been solid as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, on November 4, 2021. Each actresses shared the information of their casting on Instagram. Ariana shared a photograph of her fingers over her face as she sat in entrance of an Apple MacBook after studying the information. The pop star additionally shared screenshots of a three-way name between herself, Cynthia, and Jon, adopted by only a name between the women.
In Cynthia’s submit, the British actress held her fingers over her mouth and was in tears as she came upon she bought the position. Ariana and Cynthia additionally despatched one another flowers with heartfelt notes the place they congratulated one another on the brand new job.
Ariana is taking on the position of Glinda the Good Witch, which was originated by Kristen Chenoweth within the Broadway present. Cynthia is taking part in Elphaba, who was initially portrayed by Idina Menzel on Broadway. Each Kristen and Idina congratulated Ariana and Cynthia on snagging the enduring roles.
The remainder of the solid for the Depraved films is fairly epic. Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey is taking part in Fiyero, Elphaba’s love curiosity. Jon Chu confirmed Jonathan’s casting in September 2022. “He’s perfect, they’re perfect. They’d be perfect together. Born to be forever….. I am too excited to pretend this hasn’t been happening. We have a Fiyero!!!! #JonathanBailey #Wicked,” he wrote on Twitter.
The position of Fiyero within the Depraved films was a prime position for musical actors. Nick Jonas confirmed in June 2023 that he did audition for the position of Fiyero. “Yes, it’s true. Joe and I both went out, and we didn’t get it. But that’s the life of an actor,” Nick advised Selection.
He added, “I think it went really well. I was very happy coming out of the room. I’m a huge fan of the show, and that’s a role I always thought it would be fun to play. But I think Jonathan [Bailey] is going to do a great job, and I’m sure the movie is going to be great.”
Michelle Yeoh is taking part in Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Crage Corridor at Shiz College. Jeff Goldblum is confirmed to be taking part in The Wizard. Saturday Evening Stay star Bowen Yang is taking part in Pfannee, Elphaba and Glinda’s classmate at Shiz College. The Biggest Showman star Kaela Settle is taking part in Miss Coddle. The solid additionally consists of Ethan Slater as Boq, Marissa Bode as Nessarose (Elphaba’s sister), Bronwyn James as ShenShen, Aaron Teoh as Avaric, and Colin Michael Carmichael as Professor Nikdik.
Jon M. Chu is directing the Depraved films from a screenplay written by Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz. Stephen can be doing the music, which is about to incorporate a few of the musical’s most basic songs equivalent to “Defying Gravity” and “Popular.” Marc Platt, who’s Ben Platt‘s father, and David Stone are producing the movies. Alice Brooks is the cinematographer, Nathan Crowley is the manufacturing designer, and Paul Tazewell is the costume designer.
Rehearsals for Depraved: Half One started in August 2022. Each Ariana and Cynthia gave followers some behind-the-scenes glimpses into their rehearsals in October 2022. The duo posed for a cute mirror selfie throughout a break within the rehearsal studio. Ariana underwent a blonde hair makeover that month to play Glinda. Jon Chu confirmed on Dec. 9 that filming had begun three days earlier, in London.
The solid and crew have been speculated to shoot Depraved: Half One and Depraved: Half Two again to again. Nevertheless, the SAG-AFTRA strike put manufacturing on maintain in July 2023 when the solid and crew simply had just a few days left of filming. As soon as the strike was over, filming resumed and wrapped up in January 2024.
What We Know About The Plot Of The ‘Wicked’ Films
The Depraved movies are anticipated to carefully comply with the plot of the Broadway present, which is definitely based mostly on Gregory Maguire‘s 1995 novel. The story takes place earlier than and after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas and explores the connection between Elphaba and Glinda. The pair begin off as unlikely mates however ultimately, they grow to be adversaries after The Wizard casts a spell on Elphaba which turns her into the Depraved Witch.
Cynthia beforehand teased how the movies are going to be even higher than the musical. “I think it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,” Cynthia advised Leisure Tonight on the 2022 SAG Awards. “I think we’re going to enjoy the magic of it. We’re going to try and put our own spin on what we know already and show you a story about two women [who] are sisters,” she added.
Stephen Schwartz confirmed in a June 2022 publication that there shall be new songs within the movies. “There are two new songs in the second movie that are complete songs in themselves, and then there are new sections in some of the existing songs in both movies. All the new material, of course, is to meet the demands of the storytelling,” he mentioned.