Wicked - The musical movie, now in two parts!

Jon M. Chu is directing the untold story of the Witches of Oz, starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo.

Well that’s just absurd. Maybe musicals should start splitting classics in two on Broadway as well, really grab that cash.

I guess the time jump between acts works a good splitting point, but the second half is vastly inferior to the first. The first half has the two most popular songs (Defying Gravity and Popular) and has the more interesting story with Elphaba going to classes and whatnot.

Not sure what they’re gonna do about that.

Okay, two parts, but a year between them. I have seen Wicked 3 times, but this doesn’t exactly thrill me. My guess is there will be a lot of added filler.

They did that with the Harry Potter play (~book 8), and eventually knocked it down to 1 play, rather than 2.

Hell, I still haven’t finished Villanueva’s Dune 1.