This is a highly anticipated new film that will focus on a young Willy Wonka prior to the events of Roald Dahl. The film will be directed byPaul Kingand and directed by Simon Farnaby.
This will be the first time we''ve seen Willy Wonka on-screen since Johnny Depp took on the role in the 2005 film. Both of these showed Wonka when he owned the chocolate factory, so we''ll see who he was prior to the film.
So here''s what we know so far about the film...
Wonka release date
The new adaptation will be available on 15 December and 2023, with the date set for it being rescheduled back to the original version of March 17, 2023. So fans have a little time to wait until the next version will be released on the big screen.
What is the plot of Wonka?
The whole plot details aren''t yet available, but we know it will be a prequel. So far, the official synopsis is: "An origin story that explores the vivid, mythical beginnings of the imaginative young inventor before he becomes the famous scrumdidlyumptious Mozart of chocolate."
According to Deadline, "this is the first time Chalamet has been given the opportunity to demonstrate his singing and dancing abilities with several musical numbers scheduled to appear in the film. Hes been the top choice for some time, but scheduling was a hurdle that must be overcome as training for those numbers is included in the screening."
Once we know more about the prequel''s storyline, we''ll be sure to let you know!
Who''''s in the cast?
Wonka''s role has been played by Timothee Chalamet for over two years. In October, he shared a first-look photo of himself wearing the iconic outfit with the top hat and a brightly colored jacket. The second photo shows a small wrapped present in the famous Willy Wonka cane. It''s difficult to tell but the sadness is wreaking havoc on the part of Timothee!
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Timothee Chalamet will perform and sing in this film, alongside musical numbers written by Neil Hannon. Timothee''s most recent role saw him as the lead of, directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Other names have been confirmed, but it''s unclear what roles each person will play. Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, and Jim Carter are among the players involved.
Is there a trailer yet?
It''s way too early for a trailer, but we''ll share it here once it arrives!
Where is Wonka being filmed?
The films are being shown in Dorset, Eltham Palace, southeast London, and Bath in Somerset, all over the United Kingdom. It is also taking place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, where the films were shot.