Second WICKED Movie Will Include Two New Songs
by Michael Major - December 5, 2023

Stephen Schwartz has revealed that the second Wicked movie will include two new songs. The Tony-winning composer revealed that the second part of the film, slated for release in November 2025, will include two original songs not heard in the stage musical. He also revealed that 'there are some expansions of stuff in the first movie.'

Jonathan Bailey Filmed the WICKED Movie With Body Doubles During the SAG-AFTRA Strike Due to His Equity Contract
by Michael Major - November 14, 2023

While other actors in the film, including Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, were unable to film the Wicked movie during the SAG-AFTRA strike, Jonathan Bailey's Equity contract allowed him to continue filming the movie as Fiyero with body doubles standing in place for other characters.

Photo: Ariana Grande Reveals New WICKED-Inspired Tattoo
by Michael Major - August 24, 2023

Ariana Grande has revealed a new tattoo inspired by a song from Wicked in her latest Instagram post. The new photo comes after Grande also revealed that she had gotten the original illustration of Glinda from L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz books inked on the back of her hand. Check out the first photo of Grande's new Wicked tattoo now!

WICKED Movie Release Dates Unaffected by SAG-AFTRA Strike, Director Jon M. Chu Confirms
by Michael Major - July 19, 2023

Director Jon M. Chu has confirmed that while the Wicked movie has paused production due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, their respective release dates should not be affected. Production on the film halted on Friday just days before wrapping in the UK, with 'One Short Day' being left to film. Read Chu's statement now!

Update: WICKED Movie Shuts Down Production Following SAG-AFTRA Strike
by Team BWW - July 14, 2023

Wicked actors including Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Michelle Yeoh, and Bowen Yang have posted in support of the strike. What does this mean for the film's production schedule?

WICKED: PART TWO to Premiere Earlier Than Expected
by Michael Major - June 20, 2023

Universal has shifted the premiere date for the second part of the Wicked movie to a month earlier than its original release date. Wicked stars Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Ethan Slater as Boq, Marissa Bode as Nessarose, Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible and Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard.

Video: Bowen Yang Teases the WICKED Movies' Doctor Dillamond
by Michael Major - June 20, 2023

Bowen Yang gave an update on filming the highly-anticipated Wicked movie musical adaptation during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live last night. Yang, who plays Shiz University student Pfannee in the film, gave an update on who will be playing Dr. Dillamond, a goat professor at Shiz. Watch the video now!

Nick Jonas & Joe Jonas Both Auditioned For the WICKED Movie
by Michael Major - May 24, 2023

Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas have both revealed that they both auditioned for the same role in the Wicked movie. The two Jonas Brothers stated that they unsuccessfully went up against each other for an unspecified part.

WICKED Movie Footage Shown at CinemaCon With First Looks at 'Defying Gravity' & 'Popular'
by Michael Major - April 27, 2023

The first footage of the Wicked movie was shown at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last night. Audio of 'Defying Gravity' and 'Popular' were played, giving attendees a first listen to Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo singing Stephen Schwartz's iconic music. New shots of Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible and Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard were also revealed.

Video: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Ariana Grande Calls Her With WICKED Movie Updates on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Michael Major - April 19, 2023

Kristin Chenoweth sat down on The Kelly Clarkson Show this morning, discussing the advice that she gave to Ariana Grande before she films the upcoming Wicked film adaptation. The original Glinda also discussed the phone calls she receives from Grande, from the moment she first got the role to updates during filming. Watch the video now!

Photos: Director Jon M Chu Shares First Look at Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande in WICKED Movie
by Blair Ingenthron - April 16, 2023

On his Instagram account, director Jon M Chu shared a first look at Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda in the two-part Wicked film adaptation currently filming in the U.K. Part One is set for release November 27, 2024. Check out the images here!

WICKED Movie Now Casting For Young Nessarose
by Michael Major - April 10, 2023

According to a new casting notice, the upcoming Wicked movie is authentically-casting a wheelchair user as Young Nessarose, a new character for the film. Marissa Bode will be playing Nessarose in the upcoming two-part film adaptation, also starring Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda.

Photo: Ariana Grande Shares WICKED Update Halfway Through Filming
by Michael Major - April 3, 2023

Ariana Grande has shared a new photo from the set of Wicked, revealing that they are halfway done with filming. Joining Grande as Glinda and Erivo as Elphaba is Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Ethan Slater as Boq, Michelle Yeoh and Jeff Goldblum as Madame Morrible and the Wizard, respectively, and Marissa Bode as Nessarose.

Adam James Joins WICKED Movie Musical Cast
by Michael Major - March 28, 2023

Adam James has joined the cast of the upcoming Wicked movie musical adaptation. James will join Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda. Jonathan Bailey will play Fiyero, alongside Ethan Slater as Boq, Michelle Yeoh and Jeff Goldblum as Madame Morrible and the Wizard, respectively, and Marissa Bode as Nessarose.

Photos: Ariana Grande Shares Photos With Cynthia Erivo Behind the Scenes For the WICKED Film
by Stephi Wild - March 27, 2023

Ariana Grande took to Instagram to share some photos of herself and Cynthia Erivo behind the scenes of the upcoming Wicked film.

WICKED: PART ONE Film Shifts Release Date to Thanksgiving 2024
by Michael Major - March 14, 2023

The first Wicked movie will be released earlier than expected! It stars Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Grammy Winner Ariana Grande as Glinda, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, alongside Ethan Slater as Boq, Michelle Yeoh and Jeff Goldblum as Madame Morrible and the Wizard, respectively, and Marissa Bode as Nessarose. Plus, check out the films official logo!

Cynthia Erivo Reveals What's Different About the WICKED Film
by Stephi Wild - March 3, 2023

Cynthia Erivo, who is starring as Elphaba in the upcoming film adaptation of the hit musical Wicked, recently talked about what fans can expect from the movie, how it differs from the stage production, and more.

VIDEO: Bowen Yang Discusses His History With WICKED Ahead of His Role in the Film
by Stephi Wild - January 27, 2023

Bowen Yang appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night where he discussed his upcoming role as Pfannee in the film adaptation of Wicked! Yang talked about his history with the musical, and how he was 'obsessed' with it when it first opened.

VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Duet Ariana Grande's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' Cover
by Blair Ingenthron - January 20, 2023

Watch Kristin Chenoweth duet Ariana Grande's 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' cover on TikTok.

VIDEO: Ariana Grande Sings 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' Amid WICKED Filming
by Michael Major - January 20, 2023

Ariana Grande has shared a new video of her singing 'Over the Rainbow' from The Wizard of Oz while preparing to film the upcoming Wicked movies. Grande also stated that she filmed the video 'mid getting ready' while 'hiding Glinda's hair.'

VIDEO: Michelle Yeoh on How Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo & Jon M. Chu Convinced Her to Do the WICKED Movie
by Michael Major - January 11, 2023

Fresh off her Golden Globe win, Michelle Yeoh revealed how Jon M. Chu, Ariana Grande, and Cynthia Erivo convinced her to join the Wicked movie as Madame Morrible. After Chu initially approached her about playing the role, Yeoh was convinced to join the films after hearing from two of her future co-stars. Watch the interview video now!

Photos: Jeff Goldblum Visits WICKED In London
by Michael Major - December 19, 2022

After the recent confirmation that he would be starring in the Wicked movies as The Wizard of Oz, Jeff Goldblum visited the West End production of Wicked. Goldblum will be starring in the films alongside Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Keala Settle, Marissa Bode, Bowen Yang, and more. Check out photos!

Keala Settle, Bowen Yang, Marissa Bode & More Round Out WICKED Movie Cast
by Michael Major - December 9, 2022

Marissa Bode, Bowen Yang, Keala Settle, Bronwyn James, Aaron Teoh, and Michael Carmichael have joined the cast of Jon M. Chu's film adaptation of Wicked. They will join the previously Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, Ethan Slater, and Jonathan Bailey.

Michelle Yeoh to Play Madame Morrible In WICKED Movie; Jeff Goldblum Confirmed as The Wizard
by Michael Major - December 8, 2022

Yeoh will join the recently announced Ethan Slater as Boq, plus previously announced Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, as well as Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero in the two-part film adaption of the hit Broadway musical. Jeff Goldblum has also been confirmed to play the Wizard. Yeoh previously worked with Jon M. Chu on Crazy Rich Asians.

Ethan Slater Joins WICKED Movie Cast as Boq
by Michael Major - December 7, 2022

Ethan Slater has joined the film adaptation of Wicked as Boq. He joins Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, as well as Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero and the rumored Jeff Goldblum in the two-part film adaption of the hit Broadway musical directed by Jon M. Chu.

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