If you weren’t already excited about Cats making its way from Broadway to the big screen, another theater staple is getting its own feature film. Last week, Universal Pictures announced that a movie adaptation of Wicked was scheduled to hit theaters on December 21, 2021. This almost comes as no surprise since the musical is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Like CatsWicked is one of those musicals that Broadway just wouldn’t be Broadway without! The show opened in October of 2003 as a breathtaking remix of The Wizard of Oz focused on our two favorite witches Glinda and Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West). Between a world-expanding story and incredible lineup of songs that you have to sing along to, Wicked has stolen the hearts of musical lovers everywhere. It’s even the second-highest grossing show in Broadway’s entire history.

Stephen Daldry is taking on the direction of the film adaptation, working from a screenplay by writer Winnie Holzman. Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the book, the music, and the lyrics for the Broadway musical will also be involved in bringing this masterpiece to life. With the announcement still fresh, we don’t know who the cast will be, but people don’t seem upset about the news. Wicked fans everywhere have been equally invested in celebrating the news and suggesting possible cast members.
Two years might seem like a long time to wait for a musical, but until then we’ll be belting out the songs excitedly in the car, and trying to pinpoint which of our favorite performers might be in the spotlight as cast members.
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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.