Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet are mentioned to be in consideration to play a younger model of Willy Wonka in an upcoming origin story.
Back in 1964, creator Roald Dahl modified the lives of kids all world wide with the discharge of his ebook, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The eccentric story of a chocolate connoisseur operating a top-secret chocolate manufacturing unit one way or the other made its method into the hearts of individuals all over the place, and a brief seven years later the late Gene Wilder starred as Willy Wonka himself, in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Fast ahead to 2005 and we get Tim Burton’s very darkish model of Willy Wonka’s story starring Johnny Depp. This one gave us extra perception into Willy Wonka’s life earlier than he determined to ask youngsters to his chocolate manufacturing unit, with Burton casting his father as a dentist who forbade him from consuming sweet. Because of this, Willy Wonka grew up obsessive about the thought of sweet and chocolate.
And now, Willy Wonka is coming again as soon as once more for a prequel film, based on TheWrap. It’s set for a March 2023 launch and will probably be helmed by Paddington director Paul King.
And if all goes effectively, there’s an opportunity Warner Bros. might flip this right into a franchise, with characters like Charlie Bucket or Verruca Salt showing in later installments! At the top of the unique story, Willy Wonka palms the reigns of the chocolate manufacturing unit over to Charlie; possibly we might meet up with him and see how that’s going.
As for who will play the well-known sweet man, sources at Collider say there are two potentials on the studio’s shortlist: Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet. Personally, I believe Chalamet can be the good man to play the younger loopy confectioner. He has simply that correct quantity of quirkiness and awkwardness to tug it off, no offense to Holland, who is a good runner-up/different.
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