The first video for Wonka from Warner Bros. Discovery shows how Willy Wonka's chocolate factory started out. Timothée Chalamet as 'Wonka' in the movie, prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. It will show how the famous chocolatier got started, from how he came up with his famous recipes to how he met the Oompa Loompas who would later work in his plant. This first clip shows his rise to power as he works hard to gather materials and make plans to open the best plant ever seen.
The movie, which comes out in December, takes place before 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which starred Gene Wilder as Wonka and was based on Dahl's 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
In a new prequel movie, Timothee Chalamet plays Willy Wonka, following in the paths of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp. The movie shows how Roald Dahl's fictional character came to love chocolate.
The first video for Wonka came out on Tuesday, July 11. It shows the 27-year-old Dune and Call Me by Your Name actor playing a younger version of the famous candy maker who finds cocoa beans, befriends a young orphan girl, and dreams of opening his own chocolate store.
In the first shots, Chalamet is seen wearing the well-known brown top hat and plush purple coat that Willy Wonka wears. Chalamet's character is a young man who loves to make and sell chocolate and is eager to open the "greatest chocolate shop the world has ever seen."
The trailer shows that Chalamet's Willy Wonka is very different from what people are used to seeing. Chalamet's version of the chocolatier is more upbeat and goofy than Gene Wilder's or Johnny Depp's. He wants to change the chocolate game but isn't as scary as Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp.
Years before he hands over his factory to young Charlie Bucket, he is full of desire and works hard from his tiny apartment to break into a stuffy, closed-off industry. With a dancing Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa by his side, his trip is sure to be bright and happy. The musical fantasy movie is about young Willy Wonka's experiences, such as how he met the Oompa-Loompas.
Most of the trailer is about Willy Wonka's plans to shake up the chocolate business, even though he has to deal with a chocolate gang and a lot of other problems. We don't see Grant's miniature Oompa-Loompa until the very end of the video. The actor's orange-colored face is on a CGI version of the small character, who wears a checkered purple suit and fluffy pom-pom-topped winklepicker-style shoes.
Along with Chalamet, the movie stars Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Keegan-Michael Key, Matthew Baynton, Matt Lucas, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Natasha Rothwell, Simon Farnaby, Paterson Joseph, Tom Davis, Rakhee Thakrar, Justin Edwards, Colin O'Brien, Ellie White, Freya Parker, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
Paul King directs "Wonka" from a story that he and Simon Farnaby wrote together. The film is produced by Luke Kelly and David Heyman through Heyman Films. Executive directors Michael Siegel and Alexandra Derbyshire are also involved. King doesn't think that this version of Wonka will ever be as good as Gene Wilder's, which he still admires. He thinks that this new movie is becoming its own thing. He says:
I'm just happy to embrace that and walk in those enormous footsteps.- Paul King
Chalamet told earlier this year that the main reason he wanted to play Willy Wonka was to make a movie for a younger, more hopeful audience.
To work on something that will have an uncynical young audience, that was just a big joy. That’s why I was drawn to it. In a time and climate of intense political rhetoric, when there’s so much bad news all the time, this is hopefully going to be a piece of chocolate.- Timothée Chalamet
Wonka is a musical set in the past. It takes place before the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy wrote the songs. The script was written by King and Simon Farnaby, who wrote Paddington 2. On December 15, 2023, the movie comes out in cinemas.
"Wonka," which stars Timothée Chalamet and is a prequel to Roald Dahl's well-known "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," will give fans of a classic a new look. A new trailer for the movie, which will be shown for the first time in December, shows adventure and gives a glimpse into the past of a famous character's cleverness. The first trailer shows a lot of strange things, like children flying, big balloons floating in the air, and giraffes running around the streets.