Wicked Release Date Moved Up for Earlier Debut

Universal Pictures has announced a change in the Wicked release date, moving the anticipated adaptation of the hit Broadway musical forward.

According to a recent post on the official Wicked X account, the revised release date for Wicked is now November 22, 2024, advancing by a week from its prior November 27, 2024 release date. No specific reason for this adjustment was provided. Initially, the release date coincided with Disney’s Moana 2.

Check out the Wicked announcement below:

What is Wicked about?

Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, led by Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda. The cast also includes Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero Tigelaar, Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard of Oz, Bowen Yang as Pfannee, Keala Settle as Miss Coddle, Marissa Bode as Nessarose Thropp, Bronwyn James as ShenShen, Ethan Slater as Boq, and others.

Based on Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel and the Tony-winning stage musical, the Wicked films are directed by Jon M. Chu with the screenplay written by the musical’s book writer Winnie Holzman. The music features contributions from three-time Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Both films are produced by Marc Platt through his Universal-based Marc Platt Productions.

Wicked: Part One is now scheduled for a November 22, 2024 release, with Wicked: Part Two set to arrive in theaters on November 26, 2025.

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