Ariana Grande Expresses Gratitude as “Wicked” Movie Wraps Principal Photography

Los Angeles, CA – The highly anticipated movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical “Wicked” has completed principal photography, and Ariana Grande, who stars as Glinda in the film, took to Instagram to express her gratitude to the cast and crew. Grande praised the hard work and dedication of the team, describing them as “brilliant human beings” who made every day of the year-long production feel safe, kind, and inspired.

Grande also gave a special shoutout to director Jon M. Chu, acknowledging his leadership and impact on the production. She expressed her heartfelt sadness at the thought of not spending every day with the crew anymore and thanked them for their brilliance and support throughout the process.

Chu, too, expressed his gratitude on Instagram, thanking the massive crew and cast for their dedication to the project. He highlighted the ambitious nature of the production, mentioning the creation of a real Munchkinland and a multi-level Shiz University Campus. Chu also praised the cast for their outstanding vocal performances and shared his awe at the journey the production has taken him on.

The first part of the “Wicked” film is set to be released on November 27 of this year, followed by the release of “Wicked Part Two” on November 26, 2025. The movie has generated significant excitement among fans of the beloved musical, and the completion of principal photography marks a major milestone in its development.

The adaptation of “Wicked” promises to bring the magic of the stage production to the big screen, featuring an all-star cast that includes Grande, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, Jonathan Bailey, Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, and many others. With Chu at the helm, audiences can expect a visually stunning and emotionally captivating experience.

Fans of “Wicked” will surely be counting down the days until the release of the film, eager to see their favorite characters and songs come to life in a whole new way. The completion of principal photography is an exciting step forward, bringing the highly anticipated adaptation one step closer to its debut on the big screen.

As anticipation continues to build, it is clear that “Wicked” will be a cinematic event that captivates audiences around the world and continues to leave a lasting impact on the realm of musical theater.