The Wicked Trailer Lets Cynthia Erivo And Ariana Grande Work Their Magic – SlashFilm


Before Gen-Zers had “Wednesday,” Millennials had their own story about a Black Cat/Golden Retriever relationship between two young women and their misadventures at a fantastical school. The first half of “Wicked” will see the green-skinned, social-awkward outsider Elphaba Thropp (Cynthia Erivo) and blond-haired queen bee Galinda Upland (Ariana Grande) butting heads only to evolve into the best of friends. Of course, these two are destined to eventually become rivals in the eye of their fellow Ozians as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. But before that, there’s a whole lot of high school-style drama, a sinister conspiracy concerning the animal citizens of Oz, and, you guessed it, singing and dancing to get through.

Based on what we’ve seen so far, the “Wicked” movies are on the precipice of birthing a whole new generation of “Gelphie” shippers thanks to Erivo and Grande’s interactions as their Ozian counterparts. Elsewhere, Jeff Goldblum will lend his slippery charms to the Wonderful (?) Wizard of Oz, with Michelle Yeoh bringing some fire as Shiz University head honcho Madame Morrible and “Bridgerton” alum Jonathan Bailey lending some smolder to Elphaba and Galinda’s dashing classmate Fiyero Tigelaar. Most importantly, we now know Peter Dinklage is loaning his voice to Doctor Dillamond, a Goat professor who teaches history at Shiz and plays a key part in the plot of the first film. Seriously, y’all don’t realize how terrified I was that James Corden would wind up playing this role.

We’ll see if “Wicked” can keep the string of successful musicals whose early marketing hid that they were musicals going when Part 1 arrives on November 27, 2024, with Part 2 following on November 26, 2025.

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