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Film & TV News Both Wicked Movies Are Hitting Screens Earlier Than First Announced

We've got an update on the release dates for the Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande-led films

Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande

Thank goodness! Just a few months after the release date for the first installment of the two-part Wicked movie was moved up from Christmas 2024 to Thanksgiving 2024, Universal Pictures has made a similar move for the second installment. Wicked Part Two: For Good will now release November 26, 2025. And we couldn't be happier about that news.

Jon M. Chu, the film's director, shared the news on social media, along with stars Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande.

Adapted from the long-running Broadway hit, the two-part screen version of Wicked will star Tony winner Erivo as Elphaba and pop star (and Broadway alum) Grande as Glinda. West End Company Olivier winner and Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey is set to star as Fiyero, and SpongeBob SquarePants star Ethan Slater as Boq.

Also in the cast are 2023 Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, Jeff Goldblum as The Wizard, and newcomer Marissa Bode as Nessarose, the first wheelchair-using actor in the musical's history to take on the role. Stage and screen star Keala Settle, SNL's Bowen Yang, Bronwyn James, Aaron Teoh, and Colin Michael Carmichael will play roles new to the musical's screen version, with Settle as Miss Coddle, Carmichael as Professor Nikidik, and Yang, James, and Teoh as Shiz students Pfannee, ShenShen, and Avaric, respectively. Yang recently revealed in an appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live that the role of Doctor Dillamond has not yet been cast, with a puppeteer filling in during filming.

READ: Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande Share First Glimpses of Their Elphaba and Glinda From Wicked Movie Musicals

The screen adaptation, which will include new songs by Stephen Schwartz, is being helmed by In the Heights screen director Jon M. Chu. Wicked book writer Winnie Holzman has penned the screenplay, and Tony winner Paul Tazewell is designing costumes.

Wicked, injecting a new backstory onto the classic tale The Wizard of Oz, debuted on Broadway in 2003 and continues to be an audience favorite at the Gershwin Theatre. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, the musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The original cast included Tony winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth as Elphaba and Glinda, respectively. The musical has subsequently been performed in more than 100 cities across 16 countries, and, in October 2019, surpassed Les Misérables to become the fifth longest-running production in Broadway history.

READ: "My Heart Broke Open": Cynthia Erivo Shares Thoughts on Playing Elphaba in Wicked Films

The show won 2004 Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical (Menzel), Best Costume Design (Susan Hilferty), and Best Scenic Design (Eugene Lee).

 
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