Timothée Chalamet Might Be the Next Willy Wonka

Timothée Chalamet Might Be the Next Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka was first imagined in Roald Dahl's 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and later portrayed by Gene Wilder in the 1971 film adaption: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Paul King (Paddington) will be in the director's chair for Wonka and the film will be produced by David Heyman of Harry Potter fame.

The idea of a prequel to Roald Dahl's beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory suits our taste here at Fatherly, in large part since Tim Burton's 2005 big-screen version of the story left an bad taste in the mouths of so many people.

Reaction to the film's premise has been mixed, however, with many social media users calling it "unnecessary" and bemoaning the ubiquity of prequels and origin stories in contemporary Hollywood cinema.

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Casting has yet to be confirmed, but according to reports Timothée Chalamet and Tom Holland may be in the running to play the titular Willy Wonka. It is reported that the movie would revolve around the chocolate factory owner's life before he became a mogul. Simon Farnaby co-wrote script. Who do you think should play Willy Wonka? Johnny Depp starred as the same character in Tim Burton's 2005 remake.

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A Willy Wonka prequel film is on the way, courtesy of Warner Bros - but not all of Wonka's fans are that happy about it.

Wonka has been in development for about four years and King has been attached to direct since 2018.

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