with the new TV spot released did you notice they changed ethan's wig? but because the trailer was shot a year ago do you think this will be the final spongebob look? i really hope not, it's so ugly. :/ I didn't love the wig from CHI but if he HAS to wear a wig i can't believe i'm saying this but i'd rather they bring the old wig back tbh. it wasn't great but instead of making the wig better like i hoped they made it worse.
Yes, I did. I’m not loving it either. :(
You know what? Because the trailer is technically old footage (according to
Tina Landau’s insta, they shot the trailer in June, she posted a behind the
scenes pic on 29 June, 2016 not sure if that was the actual date in which the
trailer was shot though but I assume it was) I’m hoping this will NOT be
the final look. But not sure. My theory is that I’m actually thinking that look
came out AFTER the look he had in the boot? I’m not sure when the boot was shot
as I didn’t film it, but it’s possible the boot was filmed in early June BEFORE
the trailer was made.
For example, this wig that we’re used to is pictured here from 20 June (may not be the date it was taken but it must’ve been before the 29th):
Since they had previews in Chi from June 7 to July 10, 2016 I’m not sure if they shot the trailer before or after or somewhere in between. The footage they used from the Chi news clips, however, shows his wig styled like it is in the boot. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/reviews/ct-spongebob-squarepants-musical-chicago-ent-0620-20160619-column.html
The date on that article shows July though…but that may not be when those clips were shot.
again, I’m thinking that look he has in the trailer was AFTER. That up do may end
being the look they’re going for? I think maybe the wig he has in the trailer was designed somewhere between late June or early July.
For instance, I couldn’t understand why most of the backstage pics had Ethan
wearing his wig so..up…I thought he was just goofing around, but is it possible
this is the look he had at one point? Were they just experimenting with the
wig, trying different looks? Because the hairstyle seems to vary.
The wig is up in June 11: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGiZ8XJH9kR/?taken-by=broadwayinchicago
Then the wig here looks normal from June 18: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGz9FIxn9nm/?taken-by=broadwayinchicago
Then it’s up again. This was from June 25: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHGTRoeDqzd/?taken-by=broadwayinchicago
This was from July 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHXrvgHjZR5/?taken-by=broadwayinchicago
This was from July 6:
This was from July 9:
So I’m trying to follow the timeline of the wig, but it’s not consistent. Again, when the pics were posted may not be the dates they were taken, because the wig is constantly going up and down. In conclusion I’m not sure if the combed down style that we’re familiar with from the boot was the early version and the more punk rock up do is going to be the final version.
I don’t love the wig regardless but it doesn’t look like they’re gonna get rid of it, and though the one he has in the boot isn’t great like you said, I can actually deal with it. The one in the trailer is just…horrendous. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what look they decide on.