Glinda and Elphaba The reign of theater is on the horizon. The long-awaited first trailer of Evil: Part OneBased on the hit Broadway musical, it debuted during the 2024 Super Bowl on February 11. The images gave us an idea of Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo like Glinda and Elphaba in the musical film, and it starts off quite dramatic. One of the most beloved songs from the musical, “Defying Gravity,” can be heard in the footage.
In addition to Ariana and Cynthia, the cast features Jonathan Bailey like Fiyero, Michelle Yeoh like Mrs. Morrible, Ethan Slater like Boq, and Jeff Goldblum Like Oz. The cast was just days away from filming when the SAG-AFTRA strike went into effect in July 2023. Once the strike ended, production resumed in January 2024 and wrapped in two days.
Wicked It has been divided into two parts. It was originally going to be a single film, but the director jon chu announced in April 2022 that Wicked It would actually become two films. He wrote in his statement that “it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to fight the history of Wicked in a single film without causing any real harm.”
And he added: “With more space, we can tell the story of Wicked as it was meant to be told, bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters… Cynthia, Ariana and I, and the entire cast and crew, are committed to creating nothing less than an experience that honors their foundation for ” “All fans have waited for this film to deliver a fantastic and exciting world full of dynamic characters that invites those who are not familiar.”
In 2023, Ariana wrote about how “grateful” she was to be a part of Wicked. “Being here in Oz, where life changes every day,” she said. instagram message began. “I do not want this to end. So while I’m still here, present, now, I just wanted to… exclaim my tremendous gratitude! and let my heart overflow. “I hope this isn’t all a dream because, as present as I try to be, it sure feels like one.”
Evil: Part One It will arrive just in time for the 2024 holiday season. The film will be released on November 27, 2024. Evil: Part Two will hit theaters a year later, on November 26, 2025.