“Wicked” Finally Gets an Official Release Date

Idina Menzel (Elphaba) performing in London's "Wicked" in 2006. Photo by Alastair Muir/REX/Shutterstock (610160c)

Something wicked this way comes.

Elphaba and Galinda may have been able to defy gravity, but getting Wicked into theatres seems to have proven to be a harder task.

The Tony Award-winning musical, based on a retelling of The Wizard of Oz, has been on Broadway since 2003.

A cinematic version has been on the cards since 2004, with The Reader‘s director Stephen Daldry being attached to helm the project (which will include two new songs) in 2016.

The original release date for the film was earmarked for Christmas 2019 (that’s this year, people!) but has now been delayed…

Universal Studios has announced that Wicked will be pushed back a full two years until December 2021. Instead, the studio will be releasing Cats based on another famous musical.

We have no doubt though that when Wicked finally does fly into theatres on December 22nd, 2021 it’s gonna be pop-u-lar!