Wicked first trailer: Ariana Grande is seen as Glinda with Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba during first clip of the musical shared during the Super Bowl
The first trailer for Wicked: Part One was shared at the start of Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Ariana Grande was seen in her pink gold as Glinda the Good Witch. She wore Glinda’s recognizable star-shaped wand, billowing, puff-sleeved dress and crown.
Cynthia Erivo, who plays Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, was also shown.
The movie is the upcoming two-part film adaptation of Broadway’s hit 2004 musical Wicked.
The movie is about an unlikely friendship that develops between Elphaba and Glinda, two clashing witches in the magical land of Oz.
Elphaba is mistakenly cast as an evil witch as she tries to expose the deceitful, corrupt wizard who rules the land.
Part One will be released on November 27, 2024. Part Two will be released on November 26, 2025.
The first trailer for Wicked was shared at the start of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Ariana Grande was seen in her pink gold as Glinda the Good Witch. She wore Glinda’s recognizable star-shaped wand, billowing, puff-sleeved dress and crown.
Cynthia Eriv, who plays Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, was also shown
The trailer shows part one of a two-part adaptation of the Broadway musical.
The rest of the cast includes Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Jeff Goldblum, Marissa Bode, Keala Settle, Bronwyn James, Adam James and Bowen Yang.
Wicked is the origin story of “a green-skinned woman who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.”
The trailer opens with Ariana’s Glinda arriving at a school by boat. Next comes Cynthia’s Elphaba in her black outfit.
Ariana looked at her and said in a shocked voice, “You’re green.”
Cynthia is charming as the Wicked Witch as she explains that ‘bad things’ just happen all around her.
Glinda and Elphaba are then seen teaming up to fight a bigger problem. Also spied were Yeoh as Madame Morrible and Blum as the Wizard.
This trailer comes out after Ariana’s emotional post about wrapping Wicked, where she met her boyfriend Ethan Slater.
Ethan plays Boq, a resident of Munchkinland, in the upcoming film based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel and the hit Broadway musical adaptation.
The trailer opens with Ariana’s Glinda arriving at a school by boat
She is wearing all pink with a cute hat as she looks disheveled
All the school children in blue and gray stare at the Wicked Witch
Next comes Cynthia’s Elphaba in her black outfit. Ariana looked at her and said in a shocked voice, ‘You’re green’
Cynthia is charming as the Wicked Witch as she explains that ‘bad things’ just happen all around her. Glinda and Elphaba are then seen teaming up to fight a bigger problem
Jeff Goldblum can also be seen in his black suit
Also featured was Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible
The scenery is colorful and eye-catching
Fields of pink, purple, blue and yellow can be seen for miles
The castle has a magical, old-fashioned quality at sunset
It serves as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, exploring the story before Dorothy’s arrival and delving into the former friendship between the characters Elphaba and Glinda.
“I will never forget a minute of my year(s) with (Glinda),” Ariana wrote on her Instagram story. ‘Or you. or my Cyn. Permanently and preferably interwoven.’
She continued: ‘I am so inexplicably grateful that we were able to add so many soggy lashes to the collection.’
A black and white silhouette photo highlighting Cynthia flying through the air while Elphaba was shared last month
“I will never forget even a minute of my year(s) with (Glinda),” she wrote on her Instagram story. ‘Or you. or my Cyn. permanently and preferably interwoven’ (pictured with costar Cynthia Erivo)
The film’s director, Jon M. Chu, also got a shout out.
“Thank you, Jon, for leading the way with such compassion, openness, brilliance and kindness,” she concluded. “I’ve never seen anyone run a space like you. I love you so much.’
The sweet send-off comes after Ariana dropped her first single since 2021.
Yes, and? appeared to be taking aim at the hate she received over her romance with boyfriend Ethan, who she started dating shortly after her split from Dalton Gomez.
Repeatedly asking, ‘Yes, and?’ she encourages listeners to think about why they feel compelled to comment on her life.
“Your business is yours, and mine is mine,” the pop princess croons as well, before adding, “Why do you care so much whose d*** I drive?”
Ariana found herself under public scrutiny in July when rumors swirled about her dating her Wicked costar Ethan, just days after news of her breakup with Dalton broke.
Adding to the raised eyebrows, Ethan recently ended his marriage to Lilly Jay, his high school sweetheart.
They welcomed their first baby together in August 2022, and he filed for divorce from her in July 2023.
A separate behind-the-scenes photo showed the silhouette of Prince Fiyero, played by fellow Traveler star Jonathan Bailey.
The set is where she met her boyfriend, Ethan Slater, who plays Boq, a resident of Munchkinland.
To mark the end of her days as Glinda the Good Witch, the Thank U, Next singer, 30, shared a behind-the-scenes image of her silhouette, captioned ‘handprint on my heart’, with reference to the song, For Good, from the hit 2003 musical Wicked
The sultry number also comes after Ariana and Ethan were reported to have taken their relationship to the next level in November, with the Dangerous Woman singer now living in New York City with her Wicked co-star while he stars in Spamalot.
The two met in December 2022 on the UK set of the film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical Wicked.
Both couples announced their split within days of each other in July 2023, with Ariana announcing her split from Dalton just three days before confirming her new relationship with Ethan, who then filed for divorce from Lilly .
Yes, and? serves as the lead track for Ariana’s anticipated seventh studio album, which she’s set to debut in late December.
The pop icon dropped her last studio album, Positions, in 2020.
Wicked is expected to hit theaters in November 2024.