Something has changed within the Wicked movie, something is not the same. The adaptation, which has struggled to get off the ground for almost a decade, is finally going to try defying gravity: Universal has now given the movie-musical a December 20, 2019 release date. It’s the first concrete news we’ve had in a while about the project, which was reportedly “gearing up” in 2014, and was been linked to directors as various as J.J. Abrams, Stephen Daldry, and Brett Ratner over the years. (Daldry got the gig in the end.) But yeah, 2019, only 15 years after Wicked’s Broadway debut, which should give you a pretty good hint about how old you’ll be when the Hamilton movie finally arrives.
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