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Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo Went On Stage At CinemaCon For New ‘Wicked’ Footage

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo Went On Stage At CinemaCon For New ‘Wicked’ Footage
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Universal Pictures shared the first look of Wicked at CinemaCon last year. With the release date not too far away, the star cast again went on stage at the annual convention of theater owners. The members on stage included Jon M. Chu and the leading actresses. Wicked features Ariana Grande as Glinda, the Good Witch, whereas Cynthia Erivo plays Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. 

It is said that Wicked has the potential to become the biggest holiday movie of the year. 

The presentation, meanwhile, was no less than an emotional ride for the team behind the movie. Its director, Chu, got teary-eyed as he recalled the journey they had all taken together for the movie. Ariana Grande also moved to tears while discussing her involvement in the film.

The American singer and actress stated,

This whole experience is absolutely impossible to put into words,

Jon M. Chu, the director of ‘Wicked,’ and producer Marc Platt shared an exclusive new trailer for the movie. Notably, Wicked is created in two parts, and it is a film adaptation of the stage musical of the same name by Stephen Schwartz and Holzman. 

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Elphaba enters Shiz University, where she meets Glinda. Over time, both of them develop a friendship.

The leading actresses were seen in outfits that resembled their characters in the movie. Grande justified herself as Glinda in the pink and white floral mini dress. Meanwhile, Erivo was wearing a green top and a metallic mini-skirt. The two of them addressed the audience amid increased anticipation for ‘Wicked.’ The movie is set to be released on November 27, 2024, and its second installment will be out on November 26, 2025. 

Grande said after the footage was presented,

We both felt such a tremendous responsibility to honor these women and to pour our hearts, our souls, our tears—so many different pairs of lashes,

Cynthia Erivo said,

I’m really grateful for this journey that we’ve taken together.

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