BY JAMES SCOTT/ JULY 23, 2023

The Director of 'Wicked' Assures Fans That the Movie's Release Date Will Not Be Delayed As a Result of the Strike

After production on Wicked: Part One was halted because of the continuing strike by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA, director Jon M. Chu has provided an update on the film's current standing.

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The fact that the crew was just a few days away from finishing filming on the musical version makes the fact that production was halted for this picture all the more perplexing.

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The director has claimed that the late 2024 release date set for the production would be fine with the temporary halt implemented while the actors and writers continue their struggle for improved working conditions within the industry.

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Years before the events of the classic film took place, Wicked follows Elphaba (Cynthia Erivo), who would eventually become the title Witch of the West from the 1939 original. The original movie took place in 1939.

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Elphaba will be disheartened to discover when she is a young woman, that sometimes skill and honor aren't enough to traverse a society full of corrupt politics, nepotism, and keeping up with artificial appearances.

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Galinda is Elphaba's best friend from college and a young witch. Galinda is a young witch who believes that the greatest way to spend her life is to rub the proper shoulders and keep a welcoming smile on everyone she meets.

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