After more than a decade, it finally worked after many failed attempts. “Wicked” Film is actually happening. Director Jon M. Chu, who directed the movie in November 2021, was back. “Crazy Rich Asians” and “In the Heights”) announced that the film will star Ariana Grande as Glinda the Good Witch and Cynthia Erivo, Elphaba Wicked Witch of the West.

Chu has been completing the film’s fast as the movie enters production. On Dec. 9, Bowen Yang, Marissa Bode, Bronwyn James, Keala Settle, Aaron Teoh, and The cast included Colin Michael Carmichael and all other members. POPSUGAR reached out to Universal for comment but they did not respond immediately. Deadline First to report the news. The news was confirmed by Deadline, which seems to confirm that Jeff Goldblum will play the Wizard. This has been widely rumored for several weeks.

The movie also added Michelle Yeoh, Madame Morrible, just a day earlier. Yeoh has been a major Oscar contender for her star role in 2022’s The Last of Us. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and The most recent appearances were in Netflix’s “The School of Good and Evil.” Chu shared the following: Twitter Yeoh was the one he had previously worked with. “Crazy Rich Asians” to inquire if she is interested in the role.

In September we also discovered that “Bridgerton” Heartthrob and Olivier Award winner Jonathan Bailey will play Fiyero, the main love interest in the film. Chu confirmed Bailey’s casting on Twitter, September 21. “He’s perfect, they’re perfect. They’d be perfect together. Born to be forever,” Chu. “I am too excited to pretend this hasn’t been happening. We have a Fiyero!!!! #JonathanBailey #Wicked.”

Grande posted some Instagram photos on Oct. 11, during preproduction. “Wicked” rehearsals. The carousel’s star was pictured alongside Erivo in the first photo. and In another, she smiled with Will Loftis, a choreographer, and showed the “Wicked” Cast getting ready for the film’s epic musical numbers.

The cast and Since the first confirmation of the film, crew members have kept fans informed with exciting announcements. An April Twitter Chu announced in a post that they were actually going to split Chu’s musical into two films. He wrote part. “Here’s what happened: As we prepared this production over the last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to wrestle the story of ‘Wicked’ into a single film without doing some real damage to it. As we tried to cut songs or trim characters, those decisions began to feel like fatal compromises to the source material that has entertained us all for so many years.”

He continued, “So we decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one ‘Wicked’ movie but TWO!!!! With more space, we can tell the story of ‘Wicked’ as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters.”

Chu added, “Cynthia, Ariana and I — and all the cast and crew — pledge to create nothing less than an experience that honors its foundation for all the fans who’ve waited for this movie, and to offer a thrilling, fantastical world full of dynamic characters that invites those who are unfamiliar.” Director also stated that the movie would be released Christmas 2024 and The second version would be available in cinemas at Christmas 2025.

Here’s what we know so far about the “Wicked” Films, including trailers, music and release dates and A complete list of all the characters.