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Everyone is well-versed with the very popular children’s novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which was later adapted into movies starring the very popular Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp as Wonka in two separate movies. If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie, you are most certainly missing out, especially if you’re a fan of chocolate, candies, and anything sweet you can think of. Now that we have several versions of the same story, one must wonder what other way can this story be told, and that’s when Warner Bros come into the picture, with their upcoming movie Wonka.
The title should be a giveaway, that this time around the movie will focus solely on the titular character Wonka and his life before he created an entire empire surrounding chocolate. Wonka will serve as a prequel to Charle and the Chocolate Factory, which will serve as an interesting take on the character. We will explore more about Wonka in the article, so keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming movie, from the plot, to the cast, to the release date and more:
WONKA ✨✨🍫 pic.twitter.com/ozaerNtroP— Timothée Chalamet (@RealChalamet) October 10, 2021
Since the release date of Wonka is still a while away, we don’t have too many plot details regarding the movie, however, there is an official synopsis and some details that we can base on speculations because people have been wondering about this movie for a long time now. The official synopsis goes something like this:
“An origin story that explores the vivid, mythical beginnings of the imaginative young inventor before he becomes the renowned scrumdiddlyumptious Mozart of chocolate.”
So, this synopsis gives away the main plot and the gist of the entire movie. Wonka is set to be an origin story of a man who is practically the king of chocolate and created an entire world of it. Those of you who are familiar with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, know exactly how big Willy Wonka is when it comes to chocolate and all things sweet, but have you wondered where exactly his humble beginnings started? Well, that’s exactly what the upcoming movie Wonka is going to explore because, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the most interesting character wasn’t Charlie or any of the other kids, it was Wonka himself.
Hopefully, we learn more about his backstory in any teasers or trailers that might release in the coming months, but until then, we must rejoice in the fact that Wonka is coming to our screens, and the man playing Wonka seems more than perfect for this unique role, because there will be singing, dancing, and much more. Keep reading to find out more about the cast of Wonka.
Now, this is one of the most important parts of Wonka so far, because Warner Bros was interested in two actors for this role, both incredibly talented, and almost similar to each other. Timothée Chalamet and Tom Holland were the two actors who could have potentially played the role of Wonka, and while we love our neighborhood Spider-Man, we are more thrilled that Timothée Chalamet will be playing the role of Willy Wonka, in the upcoming movie, Wonka. Timothée Chalamet is one of the most popular up-and-coming actors of his generation and you might recognize him from Dune, and he will be reprising his role in Dune Part 2 as well. So, it’s safe to say that Timothée Chalamet is about to have a busy and successful 2023.
While Timothée Chalamet will be the star of the show, there will be an ensemble cast joining him for the upcoming movie, which only makes us more impatient about the release of this movie. Joining Timothée Chalamet, we have Keegan-Michael Key, Tom Davis, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, and Rowan Atkinson amongst several others. While there is no information regarding their roles just yet, it will be interesting to see how they fit into Wonka’s life. This ensemble cast is filled with some of the funniest, most talented, and most versatile cast members, so we have no doubt that will add to Wonka’s success.
A lesser-known fact about Wonka is the fact that this movie has been talked about since 2016 when Warner Bros acquired the rights to it. The wait from 2016 to now has made Wonka one of the most anticipated and talked about movies in the last few years. Wonka’s original release date was the 17th of March, 2023, however, there has been a major delay in release, and Wonka is now slated to be released on the 15th of December, 2023. There have been no official statements about why there was a delay, and given the current condition with covid, anything can happen, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Nevertheless, hopefully on the 15th of December, you will get to see Wonka on the big screen in theatres near you.
As of now, there is no teaser or complete trailer for Wonka, and we can blame that on the delays. We’re hoping that there will be at least a trailer in the next few months because with movies like Barbie, Oppenheimer, Dune Part 2, and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, Wonka surely has a lot of strong competition to keep up with in 2023. Nevertheless, you can always check out some concept trailers for Wonka on YouTube, which might not be official but at least give us some idea about the movie and cast.
Undoubtedly, Wonka is going to be one of the biggest releases of 2023, and that’s saying something because the lineup of movies is absolutely incredible this year, especially with directors like Christopher Nolan in the mix. It will be interesting to see how Wonka does at the box office, but we have a feeling it’s going to be a brilliant success, not just because of the Warner Bros logo, or because of the cast, but because everyone wants to know about who Wonka was before he became the Mozart of chocolate!