Bad Movie: Cast, Release Date, Trailer & Everything You Need to Know

Sep 22, 2022 at 3:38 p.m

Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande and Jonathan Bailey will lead the cast of the Wicked film.

Good news! That Evil Film is finally (!) and officially (!) on the way! After years of rumours, fancasting and speculation, the hit Broadway musical is finally getting a theatrical adaptation – and while it’s still a long way from release, it’s already shaping up into an amazing version.

As of September 2022, the main cast includes Cynthia Erivo (Elphaba), Ariana Grande (Glinda) and Jonathan Bailey (Fiyero) and the film will be directed by Crazy rich Asians and in the heights Director Jon M. Chu.

But what else do we know about the highly anticipated musical adaptation? The release date? The rest of the cast? The reason why it is released in two parts? Here’s everything you need to know about them Evil Movie.

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Everything we know so far about the Wicked movie

Everything we know so far about the Wicked movie.

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When is she coming? Evil movie out?

Well, there are actually two release dates for this one because it’s going to be released in two parts. (Yes, what they have planned for the film version of the musical is apparently way too big to fit in a movie!)

The first half of Evil will be released in December 2024, part two will follow sometime in 2025.

No exact dates have been confirmed yet, so keep an eye on Jon M. Chu’s Twitter account and bookmark this page for all updates.

Why is the Wicked movie being released in two parts?

Evil‘s composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz explains The Schwartz Scene that it was originally planned as a long film, but it would have meant cutting important things in order to get a reasonable running time.

“We kept running into two problems,” Schwartz said. “The first is that even as a very long single film, we had to cut or omit things that we wanted to include.”

He continued, “We found it very difficult to get past ‘Defying Gravity’ without a break. This song was written specifically to bring down a curtain, and every scene that followed without a break just seemed hugely disappointing.

“For those two reasons, and the excitement of doing something that has never been done before with a musical, we decided to do two films,” he added.

So there you have it. Evil will appear on screen as it does on stage, with ‘Defying Gravity’ serving as the intriguing close of Act One. Fans will then have to wait a while to see the rest of the story play out on the big screen.

Defying Gravity is the finale of the first Wicked film

Defying Gravity is the finale of the first Wicked film.

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Who plays Elphaba in the Evil Movie?

Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Cynthia Erivo takes on the role of the legendary Elphaba – invented by Idina Menzel.

Cynthia celebrated her casting on Instagram, sharing an adorable bouquet of flowers and a message from Ariana Grande, which read, “Dear Cynthia, honored don’t even start covering this. I can’t wait to hug you. See you in Oz.”

Cynthia also sent Ariana a bouquet of pink flowers with a card that read, “Congratulations Miss A, the role was made for you. I look forward to sharing this musical journey with you.”

Who plays Glinda in the Evil Movie?

Glinda is played by Ariana Grande, who somehow managed to manifest the coveted role (originally by Kristin Chenoweth) in a tweet 10 years before she was cast.

Back in 2011, Ariana tweeted, “Loved seeing Wicked again…great production! Made me realize how much I want to play Glinda sometime in my life! #DreamRole.”

While she doesn’t play Elphaba, Ariana also played “The Wizard and I” during the Wicked 15th Anniversary special.

Who is playing Fiyero in Evil Movie?

That was confirmed on September 22nd Bridgeton‘s Jonathan Bailey will take on the role of Fiyero.

Confirming the news on Twitter, director Jon M. Chu wrote: “He is perfect, they are perfect. They would be a perfect match. Born to be forever….. I’m too excited to pretend that didn’t happen. We have a Fiyero!!!! #JonathanBailey #Wicked”

Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero? Screaming! Jonathan Bailey sings “Dancing Through Life”? Cry! Jonathan Bailey performs harmonies on “As Long As Your Mine” with Cynthia Erivo??? To vomit!

Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande and Jonathan Bailey will star in Wicked

Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande and Jonathan Bailey will star in Wicked.

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Who else is there? Evil movie actor?

So far only the two main characters of Elphaba and Glinda have been cast, with Cynthia and Ariana in their respective roles. Bridgeton‘s Jonathan Bailey plays Fiyero, of course.

The roles of Nessarose, Madame Morrible, Doctor Dillamond, Boq and the Wizard of Oz have yet to be cast.

When Cynthia and Ariana’s casting was announced, fans worried that James Corden might end up being cast as Doctor Dillamond. Spurred on by the backlash to his roles in The prom and catsa petition was set up to keep him out of the film.

We will update this article as more cast members are known. In the meantime, who are we manifesting in the roles? Christine Baranski as Madame Morrible? I would love to see it!

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth invented the roles on Broadway

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth invented the roles on Broadway.

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Is there a trailer for the Evil movie yet?

Not yet – production has just started and initial rehearsals are underway. And what’s more, the rest of the characters haven’t even been cast yet!

The movie isn’t scheduled to be released until late 2024, so it may be some time before we get a first look. Before a teaser trailer is released, Jon M. Chu might even get a first look at Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande as Elphaba and Glinda. notifications? ON.

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