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In a burst of Super Bowl Sunday excitement, fans were treated to a sneak peek into the enchanting world of Oz with the release of the very first trailer for the highly anticipated “Wicked” movie adaptation. Directed by Jon M. Chu, this two-part spectacle promises to bring the beloved Broadway musical to life like never before.
The trailer unveils a mesmerizing glimpse into Chu’s vision of Oz, showcasing the talents of Cynthia Erivo as the fierce and emerald Elphaba, and Ariana Grande as the radiant Glinda the Good Witch. As the trailer unfolds, viewers are treated to a tantalizing taste of Erivo’s powerful rendition of “Defying Gravity,” a song that has captivated audiences for years.
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Alongside Erivo and Grande, the star-studded cast includes Michelle Yeoh as the formidable Madame Morrible, and Jonathan Bailey stepping into the role of the charming Fiyero. The trailer hints at a visually stunning journey filled with magic, music, and timeless storytelling.
For Broadway aficionados who have long awaited a cinematic adaptation of “Wicked,” the trailer serves as a thrilling preview of what’s to come. Universal acquired the rights to the stage sensation in 2012, igniting speculation and excitement among fans worldwide.
Last spring, director Chu provided a tantalizing glimpse into the world of Oz with the release of the first character photos, offering fans a glimpse of the iconic leading witches, Elphaba and Glinda.
“Wicked: Part One” is set to premiere in theaters this Thanksgiving, marking the beginning of an epic cinematic journey. With a sequel already in the works for 2025, fans can look forward to diving deeper into the magical realm of Oz in the years to come.
As anticipation continues to build, the release of the trailer has sparked renewed excitement and speculation among fans, who eagerly await the opportunity to experience the magic of “Wicked” on the big screen.