Wicked will appear on the big screen as a two-part musical, but Cynthia Erivo says the movie can’t compare to the theatrical release.
The film is in two parts, adapted from evil He’s got some pretty big shoes to fill, and some fans of the stage show have already started making comparisons between the two. So far, we know very little about the John M. Chu-directed musical, which makes it difficult to draw any real conclusions about how the big screen version of the Gregory Maguire story compares to the hugely successful musical. The only person who doesn’t think you can compare the two is the superstar Cynthia Erivo, who plays Elphaba in the film alongside Ariana Grande as Galinda. Erivo recently spoke to Collider:
“I don’t know you can compare them. It’s like apples and oranges. The show is its own thing. The show is its own legend. I think this movie is a tribute to the show and the book at the same time. We also got to create something really new and a little bit different than I was used to.” We’re lucky, because we have the space to really fill the world and really fill these characters. You’ll get to get into the psyche of these women. You’ll get to know them more. You’ll live with them more, you’ll live with them longer. I think it’s really special that we’re reintroducing these two women to you, in a slightly different way.”
Big screen version of evil It was in development for a long time, but since the film found its leading ladies and director, things moved quickly, with the first installment expected to hit theaters on December 25, 2024, where it will star James Cameron. Avatar 3 to the Christmas box office.
Wicked has taken so long to adapt it had to be two movies
While there have been several book adaptations that have been made into two-part films, such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Stephen King’s It, And this year Dune, many musicals have a running time of around 120-150 minutes, making them seem like the perfect length for a feature film. However, it is clear that evil It will expand on the music and head towards the original novel as well. For songwriter Stephen Schwartz, there was a definite argument for evil It became two films. Previously said:
“The truth is that for some time we tried to make a single movie, even if it was a very long movie. But we kept having two problems. The first was that even if it was a very long single movie, it required us to cut or delete things that we wanted to include and we think fans of the show and the story They would appreciate it. Secondly, we found it very difficult to get through “Defying Gravity” without a break. This song was written specifically for the curtain to fall, and any scene that followed without a break felt like it was very hostile. So, for those two reasons, plus the excitement of doing something that wasn’t done Before with a musical, we decided to do two movies. Of course, when everything is done, if it doesn’t work that way, we’ll have to figure something out. But we firmly believe that’s what’s best for our story, our show, and our fans.”
Evil part one It will be released on December 25, 2024, with Wicked part two Arrives December 25, 2025.