Wonka prequel sets 2023 release date

20 Janvier, 2021, 13:52 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Paddington director Paul King and producer David Heyman are making a Willy Wonka prequel film just called Wonka for Warner Bros

Warner Bros.is reopening the chocolate factory.

Meanwhile over at Netflix, the streaming giant is now working on its own separate projects set in Wonka's candy-colored world: Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is developing two animated series, one about the familiar world and characters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the other focusing just on the Oompa-Loompas. A Willy Wonka prequel is in the making and it has been revealed that two young lads are being considered for the leading role.

The film by Warner Bros has its eyes set on actors Timothée Chalamet and Tom Holland for the role of the young chocolate whizz, reported Collider.

Tim Burton wasn't able to fully succeed with his "Wonka" remake with " Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" back in 2005, as many people feel that feature doesn't come close to replicating the magic of the 1971 feature, " Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". The news has been quiet since then beyond the fact that Paddington director Paul King jumped aboard to make it. Now? Simon Farnaby co-wrote script. However, the production team is eyeing a September schedule.

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Harry Potter (and Paddington) veteran David Heyman is producing the film, and the studio has penciled in 17 March 2023 for its release.

On Tuesday it was claimed that a Willy Wonka prequel titled Wonka was is in development at Warner Bros, according to Deadline.

More fun: Another Willy Wonka film is in the works.

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