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Icon of the Year Michelle Yeoh has already landed her next big franchise role

Michelle Yeoh retains on profitable as she joins the forged of Jon M. Chu’s extremely anticipated Wicked two-part musical.

Yeoh starred within the critically acclaimed multiversal extravaganza Everything Everywhere All At Once and was just lately named 2022’s Icon of the Year, making this a banner yr for the expertise.

In a report from Variety, Yeoh will play Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University. Madame Morrible is an overtly-villainous character within the story about trying past the floor and into one’s coronary heart. There’s not a lot good in her since she is a grasp manipulator, however it’ll be extremely satisfying to witness Yeoh unleash her depraved facet.

The actual Yeoh is far more accommodating, and following the announcement, director Jon M. Chu wrote {that a} tweet is what satisfied the enduring actress to hitch Wicked. This marks their second time working collectively, as Yeoh additionally starred within the history-making comedy Crazy Rich Asians directed by Chu.

It was introduced in April of 2022 that the film can be break up into two components, as a result of there was simply an excessive amount of content material to chop out if it solely remained one. In an interview with the Schwartz Scene publication, Wicked composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz mentioned that though they tried to suit all of it into one, it simply couldn’t be finished.

The excellent news about having two motion pictures is that there will likely be extra room to discover the characters, which might imply that Ms. Morrible can have extra dimensions added to her. “We decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one ‘Wicked’ movie but two,” Chu wrote in an announcement on the time of the two-part announcement. “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.”

Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey has been confirmed as Fiyero in Wicked, and Chu shared by way of Twitter that he’s excellent for the function and the way excited he’s that that is occurring. Fiyero, an Arjiki Prince from the Vinkus who additionally attends Shiz University, can also be Elphaba’s love curiosity, which causes some drama between the 2 witches.

Wicked Part One releases Dec. 25, 2024, and Wicked Part Two releases on Dec. 25, 2025.

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