first video from Evil It just debuted at CinemaCon 2023 and is already making fans go crazy.
At Universal’s CinemaCon 2023 panel, chairman Donna Langley surprised fans with their first look at some unfinished footage of the upcoming live-action version.
However, Langley emphasized that the footage is not yet complete, as the film is almost halfway through shooting and is a work in progress “not ready for the big screen.”
Still, attendees got their first glimpse into the upcoming musical Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba Slop and Ariana Grande as Glinda Upland.
Director John M. Chu said, “Cynthia touches on something primal and true. ‘And Ali, she’ll break your heart.'”
The clip shows Michelle Yeoh’s character teaching Elphaba how to use magic, with brief glimpses of Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Man. As an added bonus, there is even a hint for “Defying Gravity”.
This new footage will be the first release from the upcoming film and will not be released online or anywhere else. Jeff Goldblum’s Wizard of Oz This is also my first time.
“I can’t believe you still have it,” Glinda says of Elphaba’s broomstick. “Well, we can’t all travel in bubbles,” she replies.
According to Chu, “Wicked is about change,” and instead of using CGI, he also revealed that nine million tulips were planted in a field for one particular scene. That’s dedication.
Known as a Broadway show, Wicked debuts as two separate films, the first part will be published later next year. “Last year of prepping for production made it impossible for him to make a single film without seriously damaging Wicked’s story,” Chu said in an earlier tweet.
Wicked will debut on November 27, 2024.
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