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Universal Shares ‘Wicked’ LEGO Brickified Trailer

LEGO does some ‘Wicked’ animation because every brick deserves a chance to fly… in the charmingly animated peek at the upcoming musical fantasy adventure that tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film hits theaters November 2024.

Wicked is coming to the big screen, and Universal has shared a LEGO trailer with a glimpse into the untold story of the Witches of Oz… as only LEGO can do. Because every brick deserves the chance to fly…

The movie, based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire, stars Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Broadway’s The Color Purple) as Elphaba, and Grammy-winning recording artist Ariana Grande as Glinda; in theaters November 27.

The story follows Elphaba and Glinda, who meet as students at Shiz University in the fantastical Land of Oz and forge an unlikely but profound friendship. Following an encounter with “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” their friendship reaches a crossroads, and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power, and Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself and to those around her results in unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their adventure in Oz ultimately sees them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West.

The film also stars Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh as Shiz University’s regal headmistress Madame Morrible; Jonathan Bailey (BridgertonFellow Travelers) as Fiyero, a roguish and carefree prince; Tony nominee Ethan Slater (Broadway’s Spongebob SquarepantsFosse/Verdon) as Boq, an altruistic Munchkin student; Marissa Bode in her feature-film debut as Nessarose, Elphaba’s favored sister; and the iconic Jeff Goldblum as the legendary Wizard of Oz.

The cast of characters includes Pfannee and ShenShen, two conniving compatriots of Glinda, played by Emmy nominee Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) and Bronwyn James (Harlots); a new character created for the film, Miss Coddle, played by Tony nominee Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman) and four-time Emmy winner Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as the voice of Dr. Dillamond.

Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich AsiansIn the Heights) directs the first chapter of a two-part story with Wicked Part Two slated to arrive in theaters November 26, 2025.

Marc Platt (La La Land, The Little Mermaid) and David Stone (Kimberly Akimbo, Next to Normal) produce, with David Nicksay, Stephen Schwartz, and Jared LeBoff as executive producers. Wicked is adapted for the screen by Winnie Holzman and Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Universal Stage Productions, Platt, the Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and Stone produce the Broadway stage musical.

VFX companies contributing to the film include Clear Angle Studios, Framestore, Gentle Giant Studios, ILM, OPIS, and The Third Floor, Inc.

Source: Universal

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.