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The wizard will tweet out now! Or however the line goes.

In case you missed it, the first full-length trailer for Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Wicked is officially out—and already sending Twitter (or … X) into shambles. At over three minutes long, the teaser has given Broadway fans, Arianators, and general consumers of pop culture a lot to ruminate over in the months between now and the movie musical’s theatrical release on November 27.

For instance, we finally have our first taste of fan-favorite numbers “Defying Gravity” and “Popular,” as sung by Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda, respectively. We also got a brief preview of Fiyero as played by Jonathan Bailey, who has undoubtedly taken his leading-man charisma from the set of Bridgerton to Wicked’s. Other details of interest include the whimsical world-building for Oz, Grande’s impeccable comedic timing, and the recruitment of a CGI goat to play Doctor Dillamond.

Below, we’ve rounded up all the funniest reactions to the trailer. Keep scrolling to see the tweets.



The beloved Broadway musical has been split into two films, and the second movie is slated for release a year after the first, in November 2025. Chu explained the decision in a statement posted to Twitter in April 2022. “As we prepared this production over the last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to wrestle the story of Wicked into a single film without doing some real damage to it,” he wrote. “As we tried to cut songs or trim characters, those decisions began to feel like fatal compromises to the source material that has entertained us all for so many years. So we decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one Wicked movie but TWO!!!”

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As an associate editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com, Chelsey keeps a finger on the pulse on all things celeb news. She also writes on social movements, connecting with activists leading the fight on workers’ rights, climate justice, and more. Offline, she’s probably spending too much time on TikTok, rewatching Emma (the 2020 version, of course), or buying yet another corset.