Wicked Part 1: Release date, cast, plot & more

A still from Wicked Part 1Universal Pictures

Based on the hit Broadway musical, Wicked Part 1 is a highly anticipated movie musical – but when does it come out, and who’s part of the cast? Here’s everything you need to know about Wicked Part 1.

Following incredibly popular movie musicals like West Side Story, In The Heights, and soon The Little Mermaid, Wicked Part 1 has a lot of promise to live up to. Especially if it doesn’t want to end up like the unpopular film rendition of Dear Evan Hansen.

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Luckily, despite a few unpopular movie musicals, many are extremely excited for Wicked, especially since it’ll be split into two parts to fully accommodate the epic story that embodies this long-running musical.

So, when does Wicked Part 1 release, who’s in it, and what will it be about? We’ve got all the answers right here.


Wicked the Musical, Glinda and ElphabaJoan Marcus

Wicked Part 1 release date: When is the film coming out?

Thanks to an announcement via Twitter, it was expected for Wicked Part 1 to be released to theatres on November 27, 2024. However, with the Hollywood strikes in full effect, this could be subject to change.

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The film was originally set to release on December 25, 2024, but was brought forward to November on March 14, 2023, bringing fans ever closer to the first part of Elphaba and Glinda’s story.

However, this date may have been thrown into disarray with the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, as production has now been halted. We will updater this page should any news about a date change come out.

Wicked Part 1 cast: Who is in the movie?

Ariana Grande will play Glinda the Good Witch, and Cynthia Erivo will play Elphaba. On top of this, the legendary Jeff Goldblum will be playing the Wizard and Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey will be the love interest, Fiyero.

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  • Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible
  • Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba
  • Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard
  • Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero
  • Ariana Grande as Glinda
  • Keala Settle as Miss Coddle
  • Bowen Yang as Pfannee
  • Bronwyn James as ShenShen
  • Ethan Slater as Boq
  • Colin Michael Carmichael as Nikidik
  • Marissa Bode as Nessarose
  • Aaron Teoh Guan Ti as Avaric

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Wicked Part 1 plot: Will the film be the same as the musical?


As far as we’re aware, Wicked Part 1 will follow the same plot as the Broadway show, following Glinda and Elphaba in the early years of their lives and witnessing what made them the characters we see in The Wizard of Oz.

The film seems to be sticking with the traditional songs and will remain a musical, just like its popular counterpart.

Wicked Part 1 trailer: Does the film have a trailer?

Unfortunately, no, Wicked Part 1 doesn’t have a trailer yet. However, with it coming out in well over a year, we can likely expect that the film is still being recorded and therefore won’t have any footage to put into a trailer.

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For now, we’ve gotten some “First Look” images of Glinda and Elphaba, which you can check out below:

There has also been some behind-the-scenes footage and photos released, which show Ariana Grande singing as Glinda.

When a trailer is released we will be updating this article so be sure to check back soon for more information.

While waiting for Wicked Part 1 to come out or for more trailers to be released, take a look at some of the other exciting upcoming shows and films:

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