The first script detail for the second part of Wicked has been revealed by the film's star Cynthia Erivo.
The popular Broadway musical is being adapted as a movie musical, with the story split across two instalments directed by Jon M. Chu.
Wicked: Part One is slated for release on November 27, 2024, while Wicked Part Two: For Good is scheduled to release on December 25, 2025. Filming for Wicked: Part One began in 2022 and has continued into 2023.
Elphaba actor Cynthia Erivo, shared an Instagram post that provided a first look at the script for Wicked Part Two: For Good, and revealed she recently finished filming the song 'I'm Not That Girl'.
Erivo began the lengthy caption: "I realize I’ve said very little about my experience on Wicked and thats mainly because I’ve been keeping my head down and mining this beautifully complex being that is Elphaba, and it’s really hard to put into words. It is day 111 and yesterday we finished filming “I’m Not That Girl” when we had come to the end of that moment, my heart broke open and tears fell. (Please know this happens OFTEN) I thought of us, the ones who often feel like they’re on the outside.
She continued: "The ones who don’t know that their differences, oddities, quirks are what make them beautiful and special. The ones who, for some reason, believe they can’t be loved and I felt proud to sing a song that might speak to those feelings. I am endlessly grateful to play a role that turns the notion of what beauty is on its head, I am endlessly grateful to be working with some of the most beautiful souls on the planet and I’m already grieving for the day our little bubble must come to an end.
The Wicked star concluded by saying: "I desperately hope that when you finally see this film, you’ll see you, you’ll see me, you’ll see Jon and Ari and our hearts laid bare, you’ll see pain and joy and maybe just maybe you’ll see a little spark of light that says, you are who you are for a reason and you are deserving of happiness and even though sometimes it might be hard to find, it is there for the taking. I hope all the bumps and scrapes and scars that you’ve picked up along the way, get a little healing when you finally relax in a theater with a snack a drink and hopefully, friends you bring or friends you find when you’re there."
The musical production is being filmed at Sky Studios Elstree - which was one of the first projects to shoot at the new facility after it opened its doors in late 2022.
Alongside Erivo's Elphaba, Ariana Grande stars as Glinda.
Chu directs the screen adaptation and Marc Platt produces for Universal.