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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans 'Couldn’t Be Happier’ for Wicked’s Big-Screen Plans

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans 'Couldn’t Be Happier’ for Wicked’s Big-Screen Plans
Idina Menzel in 'Wicked'
Fans want Elphie and Glinda to ride their brooms and bubbles to Hollywood!

Movie big-wigs have been making all sorts of noises about producing film adaptations of our favorite musicals lately. With so many in-the-works, we asked fans which one they are most excited about seeing on the silver screen. The results are in, and perhaps no surprise which tuner was the most popular.

1. Wicked— 39%
Let us be glad; let us be grateful! Fans are more than ready to see the Wicked witches ride their brooms and bubbles onto the silver screen. A film adaptation of the Broadway blockbuster is in the works, according to Stephen Schwartz, though not many details have been confirmed aside from that. The Wicked and Pippin composer teased, “we’re starting to do some work on it. We’ve actually started gearing up on it a little bit.” Well, we couldn’t be happier. Now, if only we could get Harry Styles to play Fiyero! (Relax. We’re kidding. We think?)


2. Into the Woods— 19%
You wish, and you shall receive! The film adaptation of Into the Woods is just months away, with Chicago and Nine’s Rob Marshall at the helm. The starry cast includes Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, James Corden, Lilla Crawford and Christine Baranski. We're still awaiting some official production shots and a trailer, but with a Christmas 2014 release date, hopefully we’ll soon be able to say we “know things now!"


3. Spring Awakening — 11%
Fans of the 2006 hit Broadway musical who are waiting for a big screen adaptation won’t be “left behind” for long. It was recently reported that a film adaptation of Spring Awakening is in development with Tom Hanks’ production company Playtone and director McG at the helm. However, we still have some burning questions: who will sing the song of purple summer? Will Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff reprise their roles? Will a cast of new, fresh faces emerge from obscurity into stardom? Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles? (Again, kidding.)

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