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The 'Wicked' Movie Should Have Been in Theaters Right Now

The 'Wicked' Movie Should Have Been in Theaters Right Now

It has been years since Universal Pictures announced that the Broadway musical Wicked was going to be made and the original release date just passed.

Wicked was supposed to hit theaters on December 20, 2019, but the release date was delayed and the studio gave that slot to another movie musical, Cats.

The Wicked movie is now expected to be released in theaters on December 22, 2021.

Not much is known about the movie still, other than some members of the creative team, including director Stephen Daldry. He is the three-time Oscar-nominated director of Billy Elliott, The Hours, and The Reader. He also won an Emmy for directing The Crown for Netflix.

Original cast members Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel have both been suggesting stars like Ariana Grande and Dove Cameron for the roles of Elphaba and Glinda. No casting has been announced yet!

Look back at this tweet from three and a half years ago:

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Posted to: Broadway, Movies, Stephen Daldry, Wicked

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