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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#2
Posted: 10/20/20 at 2:07pm
Oh man.

I have no idea why they didn’t get Baz Back years ago.
But I had also wished they’d gotten idina and Kristin
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#3
Posted: 10/20/20 at 2:10pm

Lolz

This will come out never. 

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#4
Posted: 10/20/20 at 2:22pm
The names mentioned as folks interested in directing this back in 2010... geez some of them are my nightmare directors for a musical I love as much as this one (Ryan Murphy, Rob Marshall esp). I am hoping they find someone who will try to direct this in a mature way, but keep the camp quality. No trying to appeal to only kids and not their parents crap.
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#5
Posted: 10/20/20 at 2:29pm

Something bad is happening in Oz.

(heads down to the orchestra pit during the Exit Music)
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#6
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:00pm
I actually wouldn’t mind Rob Marshall. I’ve seen Annie, Mary Poppins Returns and Chicago.
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#7
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:05pm

Wonder if Mantello has ever been a serious contender for this?

But doesn't this film just scream for a woman director?  Taymor?

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#8
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:16pm
Tag said: "Wonder if Mantello has ever been a serious contender for this?

But doesn't this film just scream for a woman director? Taymor?
"




You are right! Taymor or even Greta Gerwig would pique my interest quite seriously.

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#9
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:22pm

they really need to just give up

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#10
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:32pm
aliceripleyofficial said: "they really need to just give up"



And why's that? Is this because of genuine reason, or because you're just being a skeptic for variety of reasons unrelated to the material/project itself? If latter, I don't think we actually what's going on in the room so best not to speculate?

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#11
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:33pm
Great Gerwig would be quite interesting. Do I want it to happen? Unclear. Her approach tends to be quite literal
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#12
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:35pm

Can’t wait for the Ryan Murphy version where Glinda and Elphaba are recast as hot men who spend the whole film naked.

Sarah Paulson as Madame Morrible and all other roles, people he’s worked with before every time he does one of his awful shows.
 

Updated On: 10/20/20 at 03:35 PM
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#13
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:39pm
I’m surprised they haven’t just given it to Ryan Murphy to mess up like he does 99% of everything he touches.
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#14
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:45pm

Is Ben Platt automatically Boq?
(And before you say it, no one wants to see him or his brother as Fiyero - who will not be white anyway)

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#15
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:58pm

Tag said: "Is Ben Platt automatically Boq?
(And before you say it, no one wants to see him or his brother as Fiyero - who will not be white anyway)
"

They could use the same CGI company to de-age him in Dear Evan Hansen and shorten him in Wicked!

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#16
Posted: 10/20/20 at 4:01pm

I think Ava DuVernay would do a terrific job. I know A Wrinkle In Time disappointed some and did not set the box office on fire, but I thought the craft of the film was terrific. 

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#17
Posted: 10/20/20 at 4:20pm

Tag said: "Wonder if Mantello has ever been a serious contender for this?

But doesn't this film just scream for a woman director? Taymor?
"

 

I would love to see what she would do with this.

Would also love to see Mantello direct since he knows the show.

 

Just give the world Love.
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#18
Posted: 10/20/20 at 4:21pm

ggersten said: "I think Ava DuVernay would do a terrific job. I know A Wrinkle In Time disappointed some and did not set the box office on fire, but I thought the craft of the film was terrific."

Please for the love of Oz, no.  Although we'd Oprah for Morrible, which could work.

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#19
Posted: 10/20/20 at 4:27pm

Maybe Patty Jenkins?

Updated On: 10/20/20 at 04:27 PM
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#20
Posted: 10/20/20 at 4:45pm

This movie musical will happen! I wish some of you would stop trying to tell them to stop trying to make it. I will tell you why this will be made. Broadway is closed. Who knows when it will open. I know what you might say..Its suppose to open Fall 2021...

However, I think Movie Musicals will be being made quicker now that Broadway is closed. Movie Theaters will open sooner than a Live Theater will, said by true.. I personally miss the live experience..but I would settle for a movie musical. 

Look at what's being made and what is going to come out

- The Prom: Netflix 2020

- West Side Story : December 2021

- Dear Evan Hanson: rumor has it out by 2021

- In the Heights: 2021

If Broadway was thinking right they would record the show like Diana has and put it out on streaming..

Any Thoughts.. ( These are my thoughts)

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#21
Posted: 10/20/20 at 6:19pm
BroadwayNYC2 said: "Great Gerwig would be quite interesting. Do I want it to happen? Unclear. Her approach tends to be quite literal"



I'm not sure if spectacle and camp is her style. Making Wicked a thoughtful, quiet musical would just expose how bad some of the lyrics are.

If the right Julie Taymor showed up, it could be interesting but I haven't seen her in years.

I think you need someone who treats the material as serious and earnest the way He Who Shall Not Be Named gave weight to the very obvious allegory in X Men. Or you need someone to treat this as fluff and appeal to the teen girl demographic. What's Kenny Ortega doing?

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#22
Posted: 10/20/20 at 7:15pm

I hope whoever directs has a unique vision. 

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#23
Posted: 10/20/20 at 7:28pm
I am open to Julie Taymor. Imagine the lavish spectacle
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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#24
Posted: 10/20/20 at 7:40pm

BwayLB said: "I am open to Julie Taymor. Imagine the lavish spectacle"

She's incapable of directing performers.

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Wicked Movie Seeks New Director#25
Posted: 10/20/20 at 8:05pm

My top 3 directing picks are Steven Spielberg, Patty Jenkins, and Joe Mantello