The New Wizard Of Oz Movie ‘Wicked’ First Images Revealed
The director of the new Wizard Of Oz movie, Jon M Chu, has just shared the first images from Wicked. The original 1939 version is long gone; the last one we could see was in 2017. This new production will narrate the events before Dorothy walked the golden brick road, wearing the famous red shoes.
We could already enjoy a version of this plot with the same name that had its premiere in 2003. Now the new version will go deeper into the story of the Wicked Witch, the New Witch and how the characters we saw in The Wizard of Oz came to be. Let’s see what these images already circulating in the networks hide.
New Images of Wicked, The New Wizard Of Oz Movie
Image: Jon M Chu Instagram
Yesterday we could see two images of the new Wizard Of Oz movie, the production Wicked, by director Jon M. Chu. The filmmaker made the post showing Elphaba played by Cynthia Erivo and Glinda, represented by Ariana Grande. This is the first sample of the lousy and good Witch of the Wizard of Oz.
In the publication, we can see two images in the dark, with dim lighting contrasting both characters. First, we see Elphaba with her pointy hat and the character’s own broom. In the other image, we notice Cynthia climbing stairs in a pink dress.
Image: Jon M Chu Instagram
This film will tell the story of both characters and how they had a friendship, although it seems strange. We will even see how one became the villain of this kingdom and the other part of the defense against this evil being. Chu detailed that we will know how Elphaba obtains the pointed hat, something quite incredible and curious.
The New Wizard Of Oz movie events occur before Dorothy is trapped in this kingdom and must cross the yellow brick road to get the wizard. They will show a problem born in 2017, when Oz tells Elphaba that he knows the Wicked Witch of the West is like this because of horrible events from her past. This being What led Elphaba to become such a spiteful being?
Other Wicked Details
The new Wizard Of Oz movie is an improved version of the Broadway theatrical production that had its premiere in 2003. Despite the time, it is still one of the most crowd-pleasing presentations and promises to be a hit when it hits the wallet in the hands of its director Jon M. Chu.
The plot of this film was adapted by Stephen Schwartz, the person in charge of writing the music and lyrics for the 2003 show. However, he did not do it alone since he had the help of Winnie Holzman, who contributed not only to the story but also to the musicality of this film.
Like the original show, the new Wizard Of Oz movie will be a movie with a musical. The plot will be divided into two parts, and add at least two more songs to the original production. In addition, its release dates will also be divided into two, the first on November 27, 2024, and the second on December 25, 2025, as a Christmas present.
The cast includes Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as the Wicked Witch of the West or Elphaba. There is also Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible and Ethan Slater as Boq.
Expectations are high for this production, especially given the success of the 2003 version of Wicked. In addition, there is also interest in the broad storyline of this franchise from 1939 to the present day.
Featured Image Via Jon M Chu Instagram