Wicked Movie Seeks New Director

Theatrefanboy1
#2Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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

Sutton Ross Profile Photo
Sutton Ross
#3Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
Posted: 10/20/20 at 2:10pm

Lolz

This will come out never. 

Valentina3 Profile Photo
Valentina3
#4Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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.


Caption: Every so often there was a rare moment of perfect balance when I soared above him.

EDSOSLO858 Profile Photo
EDSOSLO858
#5Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
Posted: 10/20/20 at 2:29pm

Something bad is happening in Oz.


Oh look, a bibu!

BwayLB
#6Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
Posted: 10/20/20 at 3:00pm

I actually wouldn’t mind Rob Marshall. I’ve seen Annie, Mary Poppins Returns and Chicago.

Tag Profile Photo
Tag
#7Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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?

Valentina3 Profile Photo
Valentina3
#8Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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.


Caption: Every so often there was a rare moment of perfect balance when I soared above him.

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

they really need to just give up

Valentina3 Profile Photo
Valentina3
#10Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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?


Caption: Every so often there was a rare moment of perfect balance when I soared above him.

BroadwayNYC2 Profile Photo
BroadwayNYC2
#11Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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

Dolly80
#12Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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

Jordan Catalano Profile Photo
Jordan Catalano
#13Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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.

Tag Profile Photo
Tag
#14Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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)

A.J.
#15Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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!

ggersten Profile Photo
ggersten
#16Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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. 

uncageg Profile Photo
uncageg
#17Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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.

Tag Profile Photo
Tag
#18Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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.

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

Maybe Patty Jenkins?

Updated On: 10/20/20 at 04:27 PM

briankershawjr
#20Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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)

VintageSnarker
#21Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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?

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

I hope whoever directs has a unique vision. 

BwayLB
#23Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
Posted: 10/20/20 at 7:28pm

I am open to Julie Taymor. Imagine the lavish spectacle

blaxx Profile Photo
blaxx
#24Wicked Movie Seeks New Director
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.


Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE

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

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


Videos