According to various reports, the actors are being considered for the role of a young Willy Wonka.
Variety reports that this Willy Wonka prequel has been in the pipeline for years. The Charlie And The Chocolate Factory follow up is officially titled Wonka and is slated to arrive on Mar. 17, 2023. For now, most plot details are unknown.
However, we do know that the film will center around Willy Wonka’s early days prior to operating his factory of confectionery creations. As well, it’s also uncertain if any familiar characters from the Roald Dahl story including the Oompa Loompas will make an appearance in the prequel.
Despite this, Warner Bros. is reportedly considering Timothée Chalamet or Tom Holland to play a young Willy Wonka in the prequel. Warner Bros. has not offered the coveted starring role to any actor just yet. Nevertheless, it makes sense that Warner Bros. is reportedly eyeing Chalamet and Holland since they are two of the biggest actors under the age of 30 right now.
So far, the story of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory has been retold in two blockbuster films. In the 1970s, Gene Wilder starred in the original film while Johnny Depp portrayed Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s 2005 remake.
As it turns out, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was once considered for the role of Willy Wonka in the 2005 adaptation. However, Burton ultimately decided to reunite with long-time collaborator Johnny Depp for the film.
Naturally, the internet has a lot of thoughts about the Wonka casting rumors.
Can Hollywood start using NEW actors??
Tom Holland as a possible Willy Wonka?!? 💀
I like Tom too, but geez can we see some new faces and give more people opportunities?? I’m seeing the same people everywhere
— JazzyGuns🍁👾🎮 (@_Jazzyguns) January 20, 2021
someone said tom holland should b prequel willy wonka bdjxjdjckc NOOOO
— jv ♡ btob (@hoonie_melody) January 20, 2021
I have too many good ideas for who could be willy wonka and none of them are tom holland or timothee challamet
— dry tolkien (@tolkfield) January 20, 2021
someone just said cast tom holland as willy wonka-
— ‘cie 🧝🏼♀️🌞💐👑 (@heirecie) January 20, 2021
i’m not too into a willy wonka prequel in the first place but if timothee chalamet plays willy wonka i’m going to be absorbed into the ground
— phineas flynn stan account (@godtiergarfield) January 20, 2021
timothée playing willy wonka would actually be the scariest thing i’ve ever seen https://t.co/ksXSQEXGKO
— nat ♡ (@callmebabyagain) January 20, 2021
Thinking about Timothée Chalamet being considered to play Willy Wonka. All I can think about is the scene where he roles out of the factory, can you imagine Timothée doing that shit? His brittle bones would break immediately.
— Jesse King (@jesserowanking) January 20, 2021
If Tom Holland plays young Wonka it’s a sign of the end times
— Dr. PhD, M.D. (@boratvoicemawaf) January 21, 2021
LMFAO YOU’RE TELLING ME TIMOTHEE CHALAMET AND TOM HOLLAND ARE BEING “CONSIDERED” FOR THE ROLE OF YOUNG WILLY WONKA.. LMFAO
— —rye minecraft 🐋 (@Joosedt) January 19, 2021
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