Wonka: Expected release date, cast, plot and what we know so far
The upcoming musical fantasy film Wonka is directed by Paul King, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby. It is a precursor to the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which was based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonka is a prequel movie that will offer us a glimpse into the chocolatier’s beginnings before he became the Wonka we’ve come to know over time. We’re going to summarize all 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!
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 part of Willy Wonka before settling on Chalamet.
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.
We don’t entirely understand Wonka’s origin story. We’ll learn more about Willy’s past and how he came to be a well-known chocolatier in the prequel movie. But we won’t know much until we see a teaser trailer.
The Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp versions of the character have nothing to do with the revival of Wonka. Though Chalamet’s portrayal of the character may have drawn influence from previous movies, those fictional settings are not where this story is set.
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.
Wonka: Official Trailer
Wonka’s first trailer was released on July 11, 2023. The teaser shows us a youthful Willy Wonka on his quest to open his own chocolaterie in pretty great detail.