What we know about the next Wicked movie
Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande are the only “Wicked” cast members who have been announced so far, and they will play Elphaba (the Wicked Witch) and Glinda (the Good Witch) respectively. Fans, of course, remember Erivo playing the iconic role of Idina Menzel, leaving plenty of intrigue. Behind the camera, Stephen Daldry was to direct but left the project in 2020, per The Wrap, and was replaced by Jon M. Chu.
Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman are adapting the screenplay and Marc Platt will produce. In fact, all three were part of the original cast of the Tony Award-winning musical (via Variety). Schwartz even told Playbill, “There will probably be four new songs in the movie.” It’s also worth noting that Erivo and Grande have previously performed “Wicked” songs, as reported by Showbiz Cheat Sheet. For Erivo, it was Glinda’s song “I Couldn’t Be Happier” during PBS’s “WICKED In Concert” in 2021. Grande sang one of Elphaba’s tracks – “The Wizard and I” – during of the musical’s 15th anniversary concert in 2019.
IMDb also lists Brian Popkin and David Stone as producers, Alice Brooks as head of cinematography, and Ann Roth as the film’s costume designer.