Stephen Schwartz Discusses Changes to WICKED For Upcoming Film

 

Composer Stephen Schwartz has shared his thoughts on the decision to release the Wicked film in two parts.

In the latest edition of The Schwartz Scene, the composer revealed: “The truth is we tried for some time to make it one movie, even if it had to be one very long movie. But we kept running into two problems. The first is that even as a very long single movie, it required us cutting or omitting things that we wanted to include and that we think fans of the show and the story will appreciate.”

The film’s director, Jon M. Chu, confirmed in April that the Wicked film will be released in two parts, stating that cutting beloved songs or characters “began to feel like fatal compromises to the source material that has entertained us all for so many years.”

The first Wicked film will be released in the 2024 holiday season with the second installation coming in the following year.

Schwartz also seemingly confirmed that the first Wicked…

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