Wicked movie, a film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical that enthralled the audience in 2003, will be released in December 2019. While the Wicked Movie cast is still to be decided, there have been numerous speculations about who will be recreating the roles of the Good Witch Glinda and the wicked witch Elphaba.
The 2003 musical was a take on the 1939 film The Wizard of OZ, which depicted the tale from the point of view of the Wicked Witch of the West. It is unlikely that Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will be reprising their roles in the upcoming movie. Thus, the following are few of the possible choices to take the major roles in the 2019 film.
The Broadway.com conducted a poll on what characters the readers would like Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift to play, and the role of Glinda finished fourth among the top 10 choices. Looks like a lot of people can actually imagine Swift as Glinda in the Wicked movie. And to think of it, she looks capable of capturing the spirit of the character as well. Brie Larson could also be considered for the role. Both pop stars are expected to get strong consideration when casting begins.
When it comes to Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, why not consider Anna Kendrick? Her performance in Into the Woods and Pitch Perfect were quite impressive. Gugu Mbatha-Raw could also be in the running for the role, as she owns much of the credit for the popularity that the musical Beyond the Lights gained when it was released, Yahoo News reported.
Fans are also eager to know who will play the role of Fiyero. Aaron Tveit reportedly has the inside track and his ability to impress audiences with power-packed performances can do full justice to the role. His performance in Grease Live earned positive reviews from viewers, showing his strong potential to become the next Broadway sensation.
Source: Morning News USA