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Willy Wonka Movie Release Date: Everything You Want to Know!
Wonka is a much-anticipated new film about a young Willy Wonka, set before the events of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Paul King will direct the film, which he will co-write with Simon Farnaby. Willy Wonka will be seen on screen for the first time since Johnny Depp played him in the 2005 picture.
Gene Wilder had already played the role in 1971. But both of these revealed Wonka before he had the chocolate factory, therefore the future film will show us who he was before that. Here’s all we know thus far about the flick.
When Will Willy Wonka Be Released?
Wonka has been pushed back from its planned March 17, 2023 release date to the 15th of December, 2023. So fans will have to wait a bit longer before seeing the new adaptation on the big screen.
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What Is The Story Of Willy Wonka?
We don’t know much about the plot yet, but we do know it will be a prequel. “An origin story that examines the colorful, mythological beginnings of the imaginative young creator before he becomes the famed scrumdiddlyumptious Mozart of chocolate,” according to the official summary.
As of the deadline: “Wonka will be Chalamet’s first opportunity to showcase his singing and dancing abilities, with many musical pieces planned to appear in the picture. He’s been the frontrunner for a while, but the timing was a challenge because practicing for those numbers is part of the preparation for this film.” We’ll let you know as soon as we have more information on the prequel plot!
Who Is On The Cast List?
Wonka will be played by Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name). He tweeted a first-look snapshot of himself in the iconic outfit, complete with top hat and brilliantly colored jacket, in October of last year. The second image depicts a little wrapped present in what appears to be the famous Willy Wonka cane.
It’s difficult to say, but the suspense is killing us – just like Timothée, according to his caption! This will also be the first film in which Timothée Chalamet sings and dances, with musical numbers composed by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.
Timothée was most recently seen as the lead in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Other identities have been revealed, but it is unclear what roles they will play. Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, and Jim Carter are among the actors that have played Willy Wonka.
Is There A Trailer Out Yet?
It’s far too early for a trailer, but we’ll post one here once it’s available!
Where is Willy Wonka being shot?
Wonka is being shot all across the United Kingdom. The cast and crew have been observed in Dorset’s Lyme Regis, London’s Eltham Palace, and Somerset’s Bath. Filming is also taking place at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, the same location where the Harry Potter films were shot.