Wicked is an upcoming Oz film set for release on Decemeber 20th 2019 based on the broadway musical of the same name made by Universal Pictures which co-produced the musical. The storyline is to follow the musical adaption which in turn is based on Gregory Maguire's Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Stephen Daldry will direct the film whereas the broadway show's composer Stephen Schwartz and writer Winnie Holzman will also collaborate. A cast lineup has yet to be revealed.
- This is the 2nd Oz movie to be based off a broadway musical after The Wiz.
- This is Universal Pictures' very first Oz movie project.
- It was reported in 2011 that ABC (owned in part by Walt Disney Pictures) had plans to "strictly adapt" the novel as a miniseries and to remove elements of the musicial. It is unknown if this is still forthcoming since the televison series Once Upon a Time has introduced its own Oz based storyline. It is to be noted that ABC owns the rights to the book which they brought in 2009, it currently is unknown if a legal dispute may occur because of this.