‘Wicked’ Fans Petition Producers to *Not* Cast James Corden in Movie Adaptation

The “Late Late Show” host was trending on social media over the weekend after Cynthia Erivo & Ariana Grande were cast as Elphaba & Glinda, respectively.

Fans are petitioning producers behind a movie adaptation of the hit musical Wicked to not cast James Corden.

The petition, posted on Change.org and addressed directly to Universal, which is producing the film, has racked up more than 21,000 signatures already. The petition states simply: “James Corden in no way shape or form should be in or near the production of Wicked the movie… that’s pretty much it.”

Corden was trending on social media over the weekend after major casting announcements were made for the Wicked movie, with Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande playing leads Elphaba and Glinda, respectively.

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