At this year’s Fifth Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival in Japan, Everything Everywhere All at Once star Michelle Yeoh talked about her experiences in the upcoming Jon M. Chu-directed film, Wicked. She correlated her newfound role in the musical with being “a risk.” Although this acting style is far from what she’s used to, Yeoh said she was excited nevertheless.
“I’m trying something new right now — filming Jon Chu’s Wicked movie, which will be my first musical,” the actress continued. “It’s very exciting, and I can’t wait for you all to see it. It was a risk, but you will never know which doors will open for you unless you try them all.”
As previously mentioned on our site, “the movie is based on the Broadway musical Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.”
Wicked is about two childhood friends named Elphaba and Glinda, who begin to drift away from each other yet still try to keep the friendship alive. The story is said to be a follow-up to The Wizard of Oz because it also continues from Dorothy’s arrival in Oz.
The first installment will premiere on November 27, 2024, instead of its original date, December 25, 2024. Wicked‘s representatives thought it’d be “better positioned” around Thanksgiving instead of the initial Christmas release. The second installment doesn’t have a set date yet.