Universal Pictures Unveils New Trailer for Wicked Movie

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the highly anticipated Wicked movie, starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo. The two-part adaptation of the beloved musical is directed by Jon M. Chu, known for his work on Crazy Rich Asians and the Step Up franchise. The latest trailer features Grande as Glinda and Erivo as Elphaba performing the iconic song “Defying Gravity.”

Star-Studded Cast

The Wicked movie boasts an impressive cast, with Michelle Yeoh playing Madame Morrible and Jeff Goldblum as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Other notable cast members include Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero Tigelaar, Ethan Slater as Boq, and Marissa Bode as Nessarose Thropp/Wicked Witch of the East. Peter Dinklage lends his voice to Doctor Dillamond, while Bowen Yang, Bronwyn James, Keala Settle, and Adam James fill other significant roles.

Sneak Peek During Super Bowl LVIII

The teaser trailer for Wicked was first released during Super Bowl LVIII in February, generating significant buzz. The latest promo offers an extended glimpse into the magical world of Wicked, based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The film delves into the backstory of the characters from The Wizard of Oz, exploring their complex relationships and personal struggles.

Footage Revealed at CinemaCon

Attendees at CinemaCon last month were treated to extensive footage from the upcoming film. Director Jon M. Chu expressed his excitement for the project, stating, “We dreamed very, very, very big for Wicked. A magical land of sights and sounds that will astonish, and performances that will lift your spirits and occasionally break your heart.” His vision for the film promises a visually stunning and emotionally impactful experience.

Official Synopsis

The official synopsis for the 2024 Wicked film reads: “Misunderstood because of her green skin, a young woman named Elphaba forges an unlikely but profound friendship with Glinda, a student with an unflinching desire for popularity. Following an encounter with the Wizard of Oz, their relationship soon reaches a crossroad as their lives begin to take very different paths.”

Anticipation Builds for 2024 Release

With its all-star cast and the creative direction of Jon M. Chu, Wicked is poised to be a major cinematic event. Fans of the musical and newcomers alike are eagerly awaiting the film’s release. The combination of spectacular performances, stunning visuals, and a beloved story promises to make Wicked a standout film in 2024.

The anticipation for Wicked continues to grow as fans eagerly look forward to seeing how this beloved musical will be brought to life on the big screen. With Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo leading a stellar cast, the film is set to be a must-watch event.


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