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    The long awaited movie adaption of the broadway phenomenon “Wicked” will be released on Dec 22, 2021. The film was previously slated for a Christmas Day 2019 release but was pulled for “Cats”.

    https://deadline.com/2019/02/wicked-release-date-change-universal-1202552821/

    Emmys FYC | Alan Tudyk in “Resident Alien” | Billie Piper in “I Hate Suzie” | Ego Nwodim in “Saturday Night Live” | Kaley Cuoco in “Harley Quinn” | “Dickinson” | “P-Valley” | “Pose” | “Superstore”

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    Lol two years. That’s quite a push.

    “No user starts this shady” - someone culturally relevant.

    Also got banned because...reasons? So, I guess ciao.

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    Here are some of my current casting ideas…

    Elphaba:
    Samantha Barks
    Cynthia Erivo
    Daisy Ridley

    Glinda:
    Lily James

    Fiyero:
    Taron Egerton
    Ansel Elgort

    Nessarose:
    Hailee Steinfeld

    Boq:
    Tom Holland

    Madame Morrible:
    Glenn Close
    Angela Lansbury
    Shirley MacLaine

    The Wizard:
    Mark Hamill
    Kevin Kline
    John Lithgow

    Doctor Dillamond:
    Ralph Fiennes
    Bill Nighy
    Gary Oldman
    Jonathan Pryce

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    I think most Broadway musicals were written just for the stage. Usually, if I have seen a musical on Broadway I end up not really enjoying the movie because it can never really transfer from stage to film in my opinion. Something about that live interaction. I’ve seen “Wicked” twice, so I doubt if I go see the movie unless it gets exceptionally raves.

    Here’s hoping for a nice transfer from stage.

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    Hailee Steinfeld would be a perfect Nessarose! I love that idea so much.

    Emmys FYC: Maya Erskine in PEN15, Paapa Essiedu in I May Destroy You, Keeley Hawes in It's a Sin, Carl Lumbly in TFATWS, Cristin Milioti in Made for Love, Elizabeth Olsen in WandaVision, Billie Piper in I Hate Suzie, Hailee Steinfeld in Dickinson, William Zabka in Cobra Kai

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    I don’t see this movie being good unless they change it significantly from the stage musical. Take the Sweeney Todd and Chicago route, where you just pick one tone and follow that all the way through. The musical has a very jumbled mix of wacky comedy, gothic intensity, heightened melodrama, manufactured magic, and childish silliness. This all works well on the stage when the suspension of disbelief is already so high that wild changes in tone and style feel more organic and entertaining, but it very rarely works well in a movie and is often what brings down most musical adaptations. The stage and screen are totally different mediums and not enough filmmakers realize that and just attempt to present whatever the stage musical would look like if they had the technology of film.

    With all that said, the people working on the screenplay are apparently the people who worked on the musical, so that doesn’t fill me with a ton of hope. And Stephen Daldry usually operates in a pretty grounded (at least visually) and stately mode, which means he either might be able to wrangle all this into one tone or he will try to do everything and will be completely unaccustomed to so many of these artistic styles. So who knows.

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    Some of the choices here are… interesting

    https://www.mycast.io/stories/wicked-7

    Emmys FYC | Alan Tudyk in “Resident Alien” | Billie Piper in “I Hate Suzie” | Ego Nwodim in “Saturday Night Live” | Kaley Cuoco in “Harley Quinn” | “Dickinson” | “P-Valley” | “Pose” | “Superstore”

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    I’m really not on board with the idea of Lea Michele as Elphaba like a lot of other people are. She’s just not likeable and her acting is mediocre. As for the supporting characters, I’d be ok with these Hollywood names:

    Anna Kendrick as Nessarose

    Daniel Radcliffe as Boq

    Zac Efron as Fiyero

    Christine Baranski as Madam Morrible

    Hugh Jackman as The Wizard

    Ian McKellen as Doctor Dillamond

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    The long awaited movie adaption of the broadway phenomenon “Wicked” will be released on Dec 22, 2021. The film was previously slated for a Christmas Day 2019 release but was pulled for “Cats”.

    https://deadline.com/2019/02/wicked-release-date-change-universal-1202552821/

    So instead of 2020 (enough time to start now) they push it even further, 2 years later. So basically 3 years from now.

    Seems like way way WAY too much.

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    My dream cast:
    Elphaba: Lea Michele

    Glinda: Lily James

    Fiyero: Taron Egerton or Daniel Radcliffe or Nick Jonas

    Nessarose: Anna Kendrick

    Boq: Tom Holland or Ansel Elgort

    Madame Morrible: Carol Kane

    The Wizard: Hugh Jackman

    Doctor Dillamond: Patrick Stewart

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    I’m really not on board with the idea of Lea Michele as Elphaba like a lot of other people are. She’s just not likeable and her acting is mediocre. As for the supporting characters, I’d be ok with these Hollywood names:

    Anna Kendrick as Nessarose

    Daniel Radcliffe as Boq

    Zac Efron as Fiyero

    Christine Baranski as Madam Morrible

    Hugh Jackman as The Wizard

    Ian McKellen as Doctor Dillamond

    Lea Michele right now doesn’t even appear to be as big of a commodity as she was in her Glee days. Anna Kendrick seems more like a Glinda to me. Isn’t Hugh Jackman a little too young for The Wizard?

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    I’m really not on board with the idea of Lea Michele as Elphaba like a lot of other people are. She’s just not likeable and her acting is mediocre. As for the supporting characters, I’d be ok with these Hollywood names:

    Anna Kendrick as Nessarose

    Daniel Radcliffe as Boq

    Zac Efron as Fiyero

    Christine Baranski as Madam Morrible

    Hugh Jackman as The Wizard

    Ian McKellen as Doctor Dillamond

    Christine Baranski as Morrible is one of those lightbulb moments that I never realised perfect that is and how I want to see that until now.

    Emmys FYC | Alan Tudyk in “Resident Alien” | Billie Piper in “I Hate Suzie” | Ego Nwodim in “Saturday Night Live” | Kaley Cuoco in “Harley Quinn” | “Dickinson” | “P-Valley” | “Pose” | “Superstore”

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    Lea Michele right now doesn’t even appear to be as big of a commodity as she was in her Glee days. Anna Kendrick seems more like a Glinda to me. Isn’t Hugh Jackman a little too young for The Wizard?

    If they go for a famous performer (or at least a recognisable name that works on the west coast) I think it should be someone older like Kevin Kline, Keith David or Ted Danson

    Emmys FYC | Alan Tudyk in “Resident Alien” | Billie Piper in “I Hate Suzie” | Ego Nwodim in “Saturday Night Live” | Kaley Cuoco in “Harley Quinn” | “Dickinson” | “P-Valley” | “Pose” | “Superstore”

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