‘Wicked’ official trailer sees Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo shine

‘Wicked’ official trailer sees Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo shine

/ 01:24 PM May 16, 2024

‘Wicked’ official trailer sees Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo shine

Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba in ‘Wicked’ movie adaptation | Image: Universal Pictures

“Wicked” has officially cast its spell on the viewers as the first official trailer landed their sight, showing global superstar Ariana Grande and award-winning powerhouse Cynthia Erivo shine in their respective roles.

On Wednesday, May 15 (EST), Universal Pictures released the trailer for the two-part movie adaptation of the Broadway hit, highlighting the captivating performances that will lift the energy of its intended audience.


The big screen adaptation features a star-dubbed cast led by Grande as Glinda and Erivo as Elphaba, alongside Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, Jeff Goldblum as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero Tigelaar, and Ethan Slater as Boq. 


Joining the fray are Marissa Bode as Nessarose Thropp/Wicked Witch of the East, Peter Dinklage as the voice of Doctor Dillamond, Bowen Yang as Pfannee, Bronwyn James as ShenShen, Keala Settle as Miss Coddle, and Adam James as Glinda’s father.

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“Wicked” is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It tells the story of Elphaba, a young woman misunderstood because of her unusual green skin who has yet to discover her true power, who befriends Glinda, a popular young woman gilded by privilege and ambition who has yet to discover her true heart.

The two meet as students at Shiz University in the fantastical Land of Oz and forge an unlikely but profound friendship. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads, and their lives take very different paths.

“I want people to see ‘Wicked’ and experience it in a way they’ve never experienced before,” says director Jon M. Chu. “I want them to feel what I felt going into that theater for the first time. I want to make them laugh, to make them sing, to make them feel that after they’ve watched it, they’ve been changed for good.”


“Wicked” opens in cinemas on November 27.

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