Update: February 12, 2024 10:28 STI
Las Vegas [US]February 12 (ANI): The makers of the upcoming musical comedy ‘Wicked Part 1’ starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Evio revealed the official trailer of the film during the 2024 Super Bowl.
On Instagram, Ariana shared the first trailer which she captioned “WICKED. November 27.”
According to Deadline, an American media outlet directed by Jon M. Chu, the big screen adaptation tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire, originally based on 1900 by L. Frank Baum. novel ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, previously adapted into the classic 1939 MGM film of the same name.
The story is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, which examines how green-skinned Elphaba (Erivo) became the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as witch Glinda (Great)’s trajectory to becoming known as of Good Witch.
The film also stars Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible; Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero Tigelaar; Ethan Slater as Boq; Bowen Yang as Pfannee; and Jeff Goldblum as The Wizard of Oz.
“Wicked” will be released in two parts and “Part 1” will be released on November 27.
Chu previously explained on Instagram why they chose to make two films for the musical.
“As we tried to cut songs or cut characters, these decisions began to feel like fatal compromises to the source material that had entertained us all for so many years,” Chu said in an open letter published on Instagram. “So 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 the way it was meant to be told all together. bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters. (ANI)