Wicked Movie Flies High and Defies Gravity in December 2019

Good news! (Talk of the movies) is not dead!

The screen version of one of the most successful Broadway musicals, Wicked, has finally been given a release date. The film, under Universal Pictures, is scheduled to be in movie theaters on December 20, 2019, reports NYTimes.

The movie will be directed by Stephen Daldry, who for his part has been focused on bringing the musical to the big screen, was reported to appear ready to make the movie for release this year. Until now, we have not heard of anything more definitive than this.

Rejoice and keep calm, Ozians.

Stephen Schwartz will once more be collaborating with Winnie Holzman (writer of the book for “Wicked”) for the film’s script.

According to Broadway.com, Schwartz also revealed during the San Diego Comic-con that the film will contain at least three new numbers, and that he is planning to incorporate at least one song cut from the Original Broadway to the film version.

And if like us, you are interested to know who the leads will be, we will all have to wait for further announcements.

In the meantime, shall we all play a game of casting? Tell us your dream cast for the film adaptation!

*Below is a video of Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked Manila press conference last February 2014.

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  1. I really think idina and kristin are the best, but others say they’re too old already 🙁

  2. Anna Camp as Glinda… and a really good director who won’t screw it up like Disney screwed us over with Into the Woods.

  3. Laura Bell Bundy or Annaleigh Ashford for Glinda and Lea Michelle for Elphie! I’ve never seen anyone who’s actually so perfect for the role.

  4. July 24, 2016

    Pls cast famous actresses

  5. July 24, 2016

    anyone who’s actually been in and has the experience in theater pls huhu 🙁

  6. July 24, 2016

    Omg. They should give the role of Elphaba to Lea Michele!! She was born to play the part. She proved herself already and she’s the best choice for Elphie. Kristen Bell or Anna Camp for Glinda and maybe Anna Kendrick for Nessa? As long as Elphie goes to Lea Michele I’m good.

    • July 25, 2016

      Nah.. Her voice is not powerful and commanding enough to be Elphaba..

    • ^^

    • July 25, 2016

      Hmm. I beg to disagree. Haha. Watch her rendition of Popular and Defying Gravity. She can do it in her sleep. Plus, with the right emotions and intensity, she can look and sound like Idina as well! (since they look sooo alike and sometimes, they sound similar) <3 <3

      Plus, Jeremy Jordan or Aaron Tveit as Fiyero! 🙂 <3

  7. July 24, 2016

    Original cast. Please ♡


  9. July 24, 2016

    Jeremy Jordan as Fiyero

  10. July 24, 2016

    This is far-fetched, but I would love see Daisy Ridley as Elphie. ??? She has a beautiful voice! ???

  11. July 25, 2016

    Laura Osnes for Elphie/Glinda. Don’t believe me? Go watch her As Long As You’re Mine with the Aaron Tveit..

  12. July 25, 2016

    Laura Osnes for Elphie/Glinda. Don’t believe me? Go watch her As Long As You’re Mine and Popular.

  13. July 25, 2016

    SAMANTHA BARKS FOR ELPHABA!!! Have you seen her cover of Defying Gravity?? Or Willemjn Verkaik! ?
    For Glinda, Laura Osnes or Anna Camp would be fit for this pink-loving witch!! ❤ Fiyero would be Aaron Tveit all the way!!! ❤❤

  14. July 25, 2016

    Could we somehow have
    Lea Salonga and Hugh Jackman
    Team up on this?

  15. […] Wicked composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz said that the film adaptation, which is slated for December 20, 2019, will feature “at least two” new […]

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