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Universal’s feature adaptation of the Broadway smash Wicked will open on Wednesday Dec. 22, 2021, the studio announced this morning.

Originally the musical was dated for Dec. 20, 2019, however, Tom Hooper’s Cats took over that date, and Wicked changed up its production schedule.

 

Stephen Daldry directs and Marc Platt (Into the Woods, Bridge of Spies) produces. 

 

During the Christmas Day five-day weekend, Wicked will vs. Avatar 3 opening on Dec. 17, and the untitled Disney live-action pic, and an untitled Warner Bros. animated feature. The untitled DreamWorks Animation pic originally scheduled for that weekend will be dated again at some point in the future.

https://deadline.com/2019/02/wicked-release-date-change-universal-1202552821/

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Now keep Lea Michele as Elphaba and Harry Styles as Fyiero

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2021? WE- :rip: 

 

I mean, it was clear 2019 wasn't happening and even Schwartz said that himself. I hope this one happens. It feels like we've been waiting for this movie since like 2010 :rip: 

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During the Christmas Day five-day weekend, Wicked will vs. Avatar 3 opening on Dec. 17, and the untitled Disney live-action pic, and an untitled Warner Bros. animated feature.  

 

:skull: rip wicked

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1 hour ago, Funhouse said:

I'll believe it when I see it

same. they've been talking about it for a decade and a half

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21 minutes ago, Liafen said:

:skull: rip wicked

“That’s a Wednesday, so they’ll be mimicking the successful Christmas launch of Illumination’s Sing from 2016. That animated musical earned $55 million in five days and legged it to $270m domestic, becoming the biggest-grossing movie ever (sans inflation) to never be ranked number one at the daily box office.”

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This movie serving Sky Ferreira's Masochism

 

(This never happened)

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ok but if this ever actually happens we want Dove Cameron & Lea Michele

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4 minutes ago, Scandalous said:

ok but if this ever actually happens we want Dove Cameron & Lea Michele

They’ve both played Chenoweth’s and Menzel’s daughter on TV, it’s practically written in the stars 

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Some of the internet’s casting choices here are... interesting 

 

https://www.mycast.io/stories/wicked-7

 

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Lea Michele as Elphaba 

Dove Cameron as Glinda

Christine Baranski as Madame Morrinle

Keiynan Lonsdale as Fiyero

Justice Smith as Boq

Anna Kendrick as Nesa Rose

Laurence Fishburne as The Wizard

Eddie Murphy as Dr. Dilamund

 

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W Magazine has some unique casting choices

 

Elphaba

• Samantha Barks
• Ariana Grande
• Zendaya
• Hailee Steinfeld
• Lauren Dreyfuss
• Erika Henningsen

 

Glinda

• Anna Kendrick
• Dove Cameron
• Elle Fanning
• Kiernan Shipka

 

Fyiero
• Aaron Tevitt (if it was 10 years ago)
• Zac Efron
• Ansel Elgort
• Anthony Ramos
• Shawn Mendes
• Nick Robinson
• Timothée Chalamet

 

The Wizard
• Joel Grey
• Ron Cephas-Jones
• Mark Rylance
• Sir Ian McKellen
• Taye Diggs

 

Madame Morrible
• Natalie Walker
• Queen Latifah
• Cate Blanchett

 

https://www.wmagazine.com/story/wicked-movie-release-date-cast/amp

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this is really never going to see the light of the day, is it?

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1 hour ago, Fitzswiftie said:

W Magazine has some unique casting choices

 

Elphaba

• Samantha Barks
• Ariana Grande
• Zendaya
• Hailee Steinfeld
• Lauren Dreyfuss
• Erika Henningsen

 

Glinda

• Anna Kendrick
• Dove Cameron
• Elle Fanning
• Kiernan Shipka

 

Fyiero
• Aaron Tevitt (if it was 10 years ago)
• Zac Efron
• Ansel Elgort
• Anthony Ramos
• Shawn Mendes
• Nick Robinson
• Timothée Chalamet

 

The Wizard
• Joel Grey
• Ron Cephas-Jones
• Mark Rylance
• Sir Ian McKellen
• Taye Diggs

 

Madame Morrible
• Natalie Walker
• Queen Latifah
• Cate Blanchett

 

https://www.wmagazine.com/story/wicked-movie-release-date-cast/amp

I hope Ariana gets it

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hailee and kiernan yas.

 

and obviously if she's up for it, the first choice for morrible will be Goddess Streep

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8 hours ago, Fitzswiftie said:

• Ariana Grande

• Nick Robinson

My king and queen would slay together :jonny5:

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2 hours ago, Sam96 said:

My king and queen would slay together :jonny5:

I kinda need this to happen now. Just the idea of the heavenly voices of the “Tattooed Heart” chanteuse & the “Peed My Pants” chanteur duetting on “As Long As You’re Mine” is giving all kinda feelings.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Fitzswiftie said:

I kinda need this to happen now. Just the idea of the heavenly voices of the “Tattooed Heart” chanteuse & the “Peed My Pants” chanteur duetting on “As Long As You’re Mine” is giving all kinda feelings.

 

 

here for it

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15 hours ago, Nerevanin said:

this is really never going to see the light of the day, is it?

They've literally just announced the director and release date...

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16 hours ago, Fitzswiftie said:

W Magazine has some unique casting choices

 

Elphaba

• Samantha Barks
• Ariana Grande
• Zendaya
• Hailee Steinfeld
• Lauren Dreyfuss
• Erika Henningsen

 

Glinda

• Anna Kendrick
• Dove Cameron
• Elle Fanning
• Kiernan Shipka

 

Fyiero
• Aaron Tevitt (if it was 10 years ago)
• Zac Efron
• Ansel Elgort
• Anthony Ramos
• Shawn Mendes
• Nick Robinson
• Timothée Chalamet

 

The Wizard
• Joel Grey
• Ron Cephas-Jones
• Mark Rylance
• Sir Ian McKellen
• Taye Diggs

 

Madame Morrible
• Natalie Walker
• Queen Latifah
• Cate Blanchett

 

https://www.wmagazine.com/story/wicked-movie-release-date-cast/amp

Eh, I don't know entirely if the school thing matters that much. Olivia was 30 when she did Grease. Stockard Channing was 34 :rip: So I don't know about them suggesting some ppl who are like 20 years old :rip: 

 

I know Gaga would never (she should), but if she did, I'd see her more as Glinda than Elphaba. IDK most of these people tbh but Samantha is a cute choice (although while great in Chicago, she struggles a bit with Wicked sometimes). Queen Latifah would be iconic! Just seen someone say Christine Baranski omg yes. Chicago, Mamma Mia and Wicked; the trinity :jonny5: 

 

Dove Cameron tho :rip: I mean Descendants 2 is cute and I guess it's cute that she's played Chenoweth's daughter but... idk, it feels weird to go from Disney movie aimed at 9-11 year olds into Wicked where the target age is far higher. IDK. 

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1 hour ago, MrLovett said:

They've literally just announced the director and release date...

but haven't there been rumours and talking about Wicked movie for like a decade or more?

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Ariana deserves one of the roles for sure.

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