On Sunday, Universal released its official poster for the first of his next two Wicked movies. The film adaptation of the much-loved musical – itself adapted from a 1995 Gregory Maguire novel – will be released in two parts, with the first planned for later this year and the second planned for 2025.
The Universal poster features Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba (who eventually becomes the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz) and Ariana as Glinda (the Good).
Elphaba is draped in a traditional black witch costume, while Glinda looks ethereal in a ruffled pink dress. Their combined shadows form a looming letter W.
Yet when a fan took a look at the poster of Cynthia and Ariana in full costume, they couldn’t help but treat the 7 Rings singer like a piece of meat – literally.
“Why does her dress look like prosciutto,” the fan wondered in a post on X, formerly Twitter.
Once this was pointed out, other people had to admit that they didn’t think the observation was completely absurd.