Universal Pictures’ Wicked: Part 1 is on the move; Release Date Moves Up From Christmas to Thanksgiving 2024 

Jon M. Chu is at the helm of the film version of the popular Broadway musical, which boasts a talented cast including Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, and Michelle Yeoh.  

Universal Pictures’ highly anticipated musical adaptation of the hit Broadway show, Wicked, is on the move. The release date for Wicked: Part 1 has been moved up from Christmas 2024 to Thanksgiving 2024. Fans of the show, who have been eagerly waiting for the movie to hit theaters, can now look forward to seeing it a month earlier than expected.

Wicked is based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire and is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. It tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch, and how they became the characters we know from the classic film. The musical adaptation of the book has been a huge success on Broadway since its premiere in 2003, winning three Tony Awards and a Grammy Award.

The movie adaptation of Wicked has been in the works for several years now, and fans have been eagerly anticipating its release. The film is being directed by Jon M. Chu, who is best known for his work on Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights. The screenplay is being written by Winnie Holzman, who wrote the book for the original Broadway production, and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the music and lyrics.

The move of Wicked: Part 1’s release date to Thanksgiving 2024 is a smart move for Universal Pictures. Thanksgiving is a popular time for families to go to the movies, and Wicked is the kind of family-friendly musical that is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages. The movie is also likely to benefit from the holiday box office boost, as people have more free time during the holiday season to go to the movies.

The cast of Wicked has not yet been announced, but there is already a lot of speculation about who will be playing the iconic roles of Elphaba and Glinda. Fans of the show have been making their casting suggestions on social media, with many hoping to see Broadway stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reprise their roles from the original production.

In conclusion, the move of Wicked: Part 1’s release date from Christmas 2024 to Thanksgiving 2024 is great news for fans of the show. The movie is highly anticipated, and the earlier release date is sure to generate even more excitement. With a talented director and screenwriters behind it, Wicked: Part 1 is sure to be a hit at the box office and a must-see movie for musical fans

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