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Somewhere, over the next few years, a movie of Wicked will finally be made. Universal Pictures has long held the rights for an adaptation of the hit Broadway show, which itself is based on the popular novel of the same name that revises the story and characters from The Wizard of Oz. The studio has set a few different release dates throughout this decade, but now the screen version is aiming for a late 2021 opening.
That gives Universal a couple years to still finalize the details and get the movie into production, but in the meantime here’s everything we know about Wicked:
What is the movie about?
Wicked is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum’s original book and the popular 1939 movie) focused on the origin of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West…