Wicked Movie: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, and Everything You Need to Know

Erivo’s solo shot is more faithful to the original musical and sees her fully turned into the Wicked Witch of the West with her iconic all-black ‘fit — sharp hat included. (“Defying Gravity” hive, rise!)

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When are the Wicked movies coming out?

Between calendar shifts and COVID-19-related production delays, the release of the first Wicked movie has moved around quite a bit. A few months before its 2019 premiere, Universal announced that the movie had been pushed to December 22, 2021, though the pandemic set that date back, too. The next date was intended to be December 25, 2024, for Wicked: Part 1 and December 25, 2025, for Part 2.

However, both dates were moved up during the spring and summer of 2023. Now, according to Deadline, the first film is officially slated to theatrically release on November 27, 2024, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, with the second installment set to release almost exactly one year later on November 26, 2025.

Wicked Movie Trailer Release Date Cast and Everything You Need to Know

What are the Wicked movies about?

Like Gregory Maguire’s book, the premise of the Wicked movies follow Glinda and Elphaba as students at Shiz University, where they, despite their differences, navigate friendship, magical training, and even romance, all while discovering their own identities. However, the alternate look at the world of Oz takes a turn when Elphaba is wrongfully deemed the “wicked” witch. The films are expected to chronicle how she became the villain we know her to be and explore her connections with other beloved Oz characters.

Wicked Movie Trailer Release Date Cast and Everything You Need to Know

Who is in the cast of the Wicked movies?

As previously mentioned, Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo star as leads Glinda and Elphaba, the blonde-haired and green-skinned witches who anchor the movie’s musical extravaganza. During an appearance on Amazon Music’s Zach Sang Show on February 26, 2024, Grande said she has “never wanted something as badly” as she wanted the role of Glinda, “hunting” producer Marc Platt for the past ten years.