The children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published by Roald Dahl in 1964. Charlie Bucket and his grandfather visit Willy Wonka’s renowned chocolatier in the book. A number of movies were made as a result of the tale’s instant classic status.
The very talented Gene Wilder plays the title character in the first, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The incredibly eccentric Johnny Depp starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the following motion picture.
This brings us to 2021 and the declaration of the third live-action movie based on the legendary book by Roald Dahl. Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonka is a prequel movie that will give us a look into the chocolatier’s beginnings before he became the Wonka we’ve come to know over time.
We’re going to summarize everything we know about the movie here. Who is the leading man in the movie? Who is producing and directing? Is there a release date for the movie? All questions will be answered below!
Wonka Release Date
The forthcoming Willy Wonka movie was slated to premiere on March 17, 2023. The was delayed, nevertheless, as the COVID-19 epidemic caused issues for Hollywood with production and the gradual return of moviegoers. The movie Wonka will hit theaters on December 15, 2023.
The official tweet from Wonka Movie:
— Wonka Movie (@WonkaMovie) July 11, 2023
Is There a Trailer for Wonka?
Wonka’s debut trailer was released on July 11, 2023. The trailer shows us a youthful Willy Wonka on his quest to open his own chocolaterie in pretty great detail. The movie closely resembles the tone of the Paddington movies and has the whimsical quality you’d anticipate in a tale about the wide-eyed candy maker.
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Will there be a Streaming Version of Wonka?
Warner Bros. released every movie on their 2020 release schedule simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. Later in 2021, the studio switched to a 45-day release window, during which the movies were only available in theaters for one and a half months.
As of 2022, the business has gradually reverted to business as normal. Before a movie lands on Max, it typically takes at least three months. It’s likely that Wonka won’t be streamable until the spring of 2024.
Who will Play Willy Wonka?
Timothée Chalamet will portray Willy Wonka in the film. The talented young actor recently completed a successful 2021 that included roles in Don’t Look Up, The French Dispatch, and Paul Atreides in Dune: Part One as well as Zeffirelli in Dune: Part One. Warner Bros. first considered Tom Holland for the role of Willy Wonka before settling on Chalamet. Keegan-Michael Key, a cast member of Follow, appreciated Chalamet’s performance and said:
“There’s this wonderful effortlessness about how he plays Wonka, not to mention the fact that there’s this hopeful quality that he gives the character, a kind of indomitable quality that he’ll never quit, he’s always up for the next thing. He’s like, ‘OK, that didn’t work out? We’ll do this and we’ll try something else’. And Timothée Chalamet, what can I say? Sacrébleu! This kid, you know, he drips charisma and a wonderful confidence. He’s just a really delicious artist.”
Keegan-Michael Key, Tom Davis, Hugh Grant, Simon Farnaby, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, and Rich Fulcher will all appear alongside Timothée Chalamet in the film. Although we don’t yet know anything about these supporting players, the cast’s abundance of outstanding performers is reason enough for us to be intrigued.
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