Wicked and Gladiator II are going to be 2024's box office duel as they are both set to hit cinemas on the same day

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It will beryllium a conflict betwixt wands and swords arsenic Wicked and Gladiator II are to spell head-to-head astatine nan container agency connected Friday, November 22nd. 

The double merchandise is a bid to recreate nan movie magic of Barbieheimer, which saw thousands flock to cinemas erstwhile Barbie and Oppenheimer was released connected nan aforesaid time successful 2023. 

Vanity Fair reports Wicked person moved their day from Wednesday 20 to 2 days later erstwhile Ridley Scott's Gladiator II will beryllium released, meanings fans will person to prime which movie they spot first. 

Wicked head Jon M. Chu said astir nan schedule shake-up connected X, formerly Twitter, and named nan conflict 'Glicked'. 

He said:  '#Glicked November 22nd. Bring… everyone . #Erivo #Grande #Washington #Pascal #Mescal #Goldblum #Yeoh #Bailey #Scott #Chu & You'

It will beryllium a conflict betwixt wands and swords arsenic Wicked and Gladiator II are to spell head-to-head astatine nan container agency connected Friday, November 22nd

Vanity Fair reports Wicked person moved their day from Wednesday 20 to 2 days later erstwhile Ridley Scott's Gladiator II will beryllium released, meanings fans will person to prime what they see 

Barbie and Oppenheimer became a mixed taste arena complete summertime 2023. 

After nan 2 films were released connected nan aforesaid time - July 21 - Barbenheimer gripped movie fans who made an arena retired of going straight from nan screening of 1 to nan other.

Barbie and Oppenheimer made much than $240 cardinal mixed successful their opening weekend, making it nan fourth-biggest box-office play of each time, aft Margot Robbie refused to move nan clashing merchandise date to thief drum up publicity.  

The Greta Gerwig deed tops nan database grossing complete $1.4 cardinal pinch Oppenheimer conscionable short of nan cardinal mark. 

Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling arsenic its leads, Barbie was an instant deed successful July and enjoyed nan biggest Box Office debut of nan year. 

Many fans were pleasantly amazed by nan movies deeper meaning and messages astir misogyny and its countless cinematic references and Easter eggs throughout.

Running astatine almost 2 hours, nan adventure-comedy follows its title characteristic arsenic she and her onshore suffer a mysterious situation astatine nan hands of her proprietor and nan Kens respectively.

Oppenheimer besides brought a beardown formed arsenic nan biopic of nan 'father of nan atomic bomb' grossed conscionable complete $950m and took location 7 Oscars. 

Wicked head Jon M. Chu said astir nan schedule shake-up connected X, formerly Twitter , and named nan conflict 'Glicked' 

Barbie and Oppenheimer made much than $240 cardinal mixed successful their opening play (pictured Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling)  

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer became nan highest-grossing World War II movie ever

Due for merchandise later this year, Paul Mescal, 28, takes connected nan domiciled of Roman Empire Lucius Verus, nan grown-up boy of Lucilla

The Last Of Us character Pedro Pascal plays Roman wide Acacius, who trained arsenic a gladiator beneath Russell's characteristic Maximum (pictured) 

It is simply a sequel to Russell Crowe's 2000 movie Gladiator (pictured) 

The Christopher Nolan epic, starring Cillian Murphy, besides collapsed recodes successful overtaking Dunkirk ($527m), Saving Private Ryan ($482m) and Pearl Harbor ($449m) to go nan highest-grossing World War II movie ever.

Wicked Part 1 was originally set for a Christmas Day, 2024 merchandise but it has been moved to November. The 2nd portion of nan philharmonic is scheduled to deed cinemas successful November, 2025.

It boasts a star-studded formed which showcases nan awesome vocal talents of lead stars Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo. 

Ariana, 31, portrays Glinda nan Good Witch successful nan upcoming movie based connected Gregory Maguire's champion trading caller and nan deed Broadway philharmonic adaptation while Cynthia takes connected nan domiciled of Elphaba. 

It is simply a prequel to nan The Wizard of Oz successful which nan storyline proceeds Dorothy and specifications nan one-time relationship betwixt nan Elphaba and Glinda characters.

The group is wherever she met her boyfriend, Ethan Slater, who plays Boq, a resident of Munchkinland.

Gladiator II, meanwhile, sees Paul Mescal, 28, takes connected nan domiciled of Roman Empire Lucius Verus, nan grown-up boy of Lucilla, portrayed arsenic a kid successful nan Oscar-winning original from 2000 starring Russell Crowe.

The Last Of Us character Pedro Pascal plays Roman wide Acacius, who trained arsenic a gladiator beneath Russell's characteristic Maximum, while Denzel Washington, 69, is Macrinus. 

The sequel will beryllium group aft Maximus' death, pursuing Lucius, who has agelong thought that his mother is dormant only to clap eyes connected her erstwhile he is brought to Rome arsenic a slave.

The formed besides includes Joseph Quinn arsenic Emperor Caracalla, Fred Hechinger arsenic Emperor Greta arsenic a brace of brothers who norm a decaying and corrupt Rome.

Meanwhile returning Gladiator stars Connie Nielsen (Lucilla) and Derek Jacobi (Senator Gracchus) will besides beryllium returning for nan sequel.

Director Ridley is backmost to helm nan reported £250M sequel, aft nan original bagged 5 Oscars including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Picture, arsenic good arsenic earning £400M worldwide.

The original communicative is group successful 180 AD, followed Maximus (Crowe) returning location aft starring Roman forces to triumph complete Germanic tribes.

Meanwhile, his Emperor, Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris), is secretly murdered by his treacherous boy Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), aft telling him he was unfit to rule.

After Maximus refused to promise his loyalty to Commodus, he murdered his family, arsenic Maximus is captured by enslaved traders arsenic he must conflict his measurement done various obstacles to get his vengeance against Commodus.

The movie from head Ridley Scott and writers David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson is still considered a classic.

While location had been talk of a sequel since 2001, it ne'er afloat came to fruition since 2018 erstwhile Paramount gave nan task a greenish light.


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