Video: Watch the New WICKED Movie Musical Trailer With Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo & More

Wicked: Part One will be released on November 27, 2024.

By: May. 15, 2024
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Just in time for Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum's birthday, the first full trailer for part one of the Wicked movie has been released. After watching the trailer, check out our new in-depth guide.

The Wicked film adaptation stars Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda. Joining them is Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Ethan Slater as Boq, Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, and Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard.

Marissa Bode will portray Nessarose, Elphaba's younger sister. The cast of characters also includes Pfannee and ShenShen, two conniving compatriots of Glinda played by Emmy nominee Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) and Bronwyn James (Harlots), and a new character created for the film, Miss Coddle, played by Tony nominee Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman). Aaron Teoh joins as Avaric with Michael Carmichael as Nikidik. Last month, it was announced that Emmy-Winner Peter Dinklage will be playing Dr. Dillamond in the film.

Also last month, the cast of the film attended CinemaCon, premiering new footage for audience members. Emphasizing the unique and magical aspects of this musical project, Goldblum said "This whole experience has been, to me, in a word dreamy.”

Grande echoed his remarks and recalled that the first time she saw the Broadway show at 10 years old, she knew she wanted to play the part. “This whole experience is absolutely impossible to put into words"

In a March interview with Vanity Fair, director Jon M. Chu revealed that he didn't use much-pre-recorded vocals in the film, saying "These are live vocals. When we were shooting it, those girls were like, 'F*ck the pre-records. We’re going live.'"

Ahead of the trailer, it was announced that a behind-the-scenes special about the film, hosted by Grande and Erivo, will be airing on NBC this November.

Earlier this week, a video previewing the new trailer along with new still and motion posters for the upcoming film were also released. Take a look at the preview below!

After two decades as one of the most beloved and enduring musicals on the stage, Wicked makes its long-awaited journey to the big screen as a spectacular, generation-defining cinematic event this holiday season. 

Wicked: Part One premieres on November 27, 2024, the same day as Disney's Moana 2. The second part of the film, which is set to include two new songs, is second scheduled for a November 26, 2025 release.

Before Dorothy, before the flying house, and before the yellow brick road, there was Elphaba and Galinda. Born with emerald-green skin, Elphaba is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possesses extraordinary talent. When circumstances force her to room with the bubbly blonde and exceptionally popular, Galinda, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships.

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