The filming for the extremely anticipated Wicked movies is formally underway, in line with Instagram Stories from director Jon M. Chu in addition to Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, who’re set to play Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch, respectively.
“What a day today has been,” Erivo captioned a clean display screen on her Stories on Wednesday (Dec. 7), tagging Grande and Chu. The director, in the meantime, shared an adorable Wicked-themed drawing made by his daughter “to commemorate the first day of shooting.” Grande reposted it, writing, “My heart.”
That’s not all of the information happening within the land of Oz this week: Variety revealed that actor Ethan Slater has been forged as Boq, the love curiosity of Elphaba’s youthful sister Nessarose, who later turns into the doomed Wicked Witch of the East. As beforehand introduced, the movie additionally stars Bridgerton‘s Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Elphaba’s romantic curiosity.
Based on the enduring Broadway musical of the identical identify by Stephen Schwartz, Wicked follows two magical enemies-turned-best pals performed by Grande and Erivo. The venture will likely be break up into two separate films, the primary of which is slated to hit theaters in December 2024.
“We decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one Wicked movie but two!” Chu revealed in a press release on the time. “With more space, we can tell the story of Wicked as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys for these beloved characters.”