Peter Dinklage Joins Cast of Universal’s Wicked as Dr. Dillamond

Peter Dinklage Joins Cast of Universal’s Wicked as Dr. Dillamond

Peter Dinklage, widely recognized for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, has been announced as the voice of Dr. Dillamond in the upcoming two-part musical adaptation of Wicked by Universal Pictures. This casting news adds to an already star-studded lineup including Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, and more.

In this film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical, Dinklage’s character, Dr. Dillamond, is a history professor at Shiz University. As a goat who can speak, he warns Elphaba, portrayed by Cynthia Erivo, about the dark forces that threaten the speaking animals of Oz. The story revolves around the untold tale of the young witches of Oz, focusing on Elphaba and Glinda, played by Ariana Grande. Through their friendship at university, they discover their true selves and face challenging decisions that shape their destinies as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Wicked is set to be released in two parts, with the first installment scheduled for Nov 27, 2024, and the second part on Nov 26, 2025. The film, directed by Jon M. Chu and produced by Marc Platt, promises to bring the fantastical Land of Oz to life on the big screen in a new and exciting way.

Peter Dinklage’s impressive resume includes a variety of film and theater credits, showcasing his versatility as an actor. From his breakout role in The Station Agent to his award-winning portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, Dinklage has established himself as a talented and respected performer. His upcoming projects, including Wicked, highlight his continued success and commitment to delivering captivating performances.

As Peter Dinklage joins the cast of Universal’s Wicked, fans eagerly anticipate his portrayal of Dr. Dillamond alongside a talented ensemble of actors. The film’s release in two parts and the captivating storyline of friendship, power, and destiny in the Land of Oz promise an exciting cinematic experience for audiences. Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated musical adaptation.

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