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New Escapist Column! On The Spell “Wicked” Cast On a Generation of Disney Princesses…

I published a new In the Frame piece at The Escapist this evening. With news that Jon M. Chu will be directing Universal’s upcoming adaptation of Wicked, it seemed like a good opportunity to take a look at the show’s impressive, if incomplete, legacy.

Although Wicked has not been directly adapted for the screen yet, it casts a long shadow. An entire generation of Disney feature films have taken their cues from Wicked, at least superficially – it is a vital part of the conversation around live action films like Oz the Great and Powerful and Maleficent, an obvious point of comparison for Frozen. However, it is interesting that despite the superficial similarities these projects all share with Wicked – a revisionist villain-centric take on a classic property – none of them have been as bold or as radical as Wicked.

You can read the piece here, or click the picture below.

7 Responses

  1. My Casting Idea For A film adaptation of Wicked, Ella Hunt as Elphaba, Emma Corrin as Glinda, Ansel Elgort as Fiyero, Olivia Rose Keegan as Nessarose, Toni Collette as Madame Morrible, John C. Reilly as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Ben Platt as Boq, Martin Short as Doctor Dillamond,

    • Not a bad cast!

    • Or Rachel Zegler as Elphaba, Olivia Rose Keegan as Glinda, Harry Styles as Fiyero, Olivia Rodrigo as Nessarose, Renée Zellweger as Madame Morrible, John Leguizamo as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Ben Platt as Boq, Martin Short as Doctor Dillamond,

    • Or Reneé Rapp as Elphaba, Olivia Rose Keegan as Glinda, Casey Cott as Fiyero, Talia Ryder as Nessarose, Renée Zellweger as Madame Morrible, Martin Short as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Mike Faist as Boq, Keegan-Michael Key as Doctor Dillamond,

  2. I Think Hannah Waddingham would be good choice for Madame Morrible In a film adaptation of Wicked.

  3. My Casting Idea A film adaptation of Wicked. Reneé Rapp as Elphaba, Olivia Rose Keegan as Glinda, Thomas Doherty as Fiyero, Jillian Shea Spaeder as Nessarose, Hannah Waddingham as Madame Morrible, Martin Short as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Joshua Bassett as Boq, Keegan-Michael Key as Doctor Dillamond,

  4. I Think Sharon Maguire would be Better Choice to direct A film adaptation of Wicked, then Jon M. Chu

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