jurassic world and Thor: Ragnarok Actor Jeff Goldblum has potentially landed his next role: in two movie versions of the musical behemoth evil.
deadline The actor is said to be in talks to play the role of the wizard in the films, which will serve as a prequel. The Wizard of Oz. According to the publication, the deal is “not even close” to being finalized, but the actor is very keen to join the cast.
We already know that Ariana Grande has been cast as Glinda the Good Witch, while Cynthia Erivo will play Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Jonathan Bailey will play the beautiful Fiyero, the third part of the love triangle.
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Originally announced as a film, evil Now will be released in two parts and will follow the stage show, with ‘Defying Gravity’ at the end of the first part.
Stephen Schwartz, who composed the music and lyrics for the musical, explained the reasoning behind the decision, Schwartz view: “We were running into two problems. The first was that even as a very long stand-alone film, it required cutting or deleting things that we wanted to include.
“We found it very difficult to get through ‘Defying Gravity’ without a break. That song was written specifically to bring down the curtain, and any scene that followed it without a break felt very anti-climactic.
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“So, for these two reasons, as well as the excitement of doing something that’s never been done before in a musical, we’ve decided to do two movies.”
For Goldblum, along with Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage, he filmed scenes Thor: Love and ThunderBut Taikia Waititi cut them off and said they won’t be seen because they’re “not good enough”.
evil will hit theaters worldwide on December 25, 2024 and December 25, 2025.