Willy Wonka prequel movie has been confirmed by Warner Bros

Willy Wonka prequel movie has been confirmed by Warner Bros

A Willy Wonka prequel film is on the way, courtesy of Warner Bros - but not all of Wonka's fans are that happy about it.

Paul King and Simon Farnaby penning the new draft after Simon Rich wrote the original script. Wonka is set for March 17, 2023 release.

The late Gene Wilder immortalised the role of Willy Wonka in 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Mel Stuart.

"Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, the famous chocolatier", sang a group of minions called Oompa Loompas as they worked in peculiar chocolate factory making it one of the most unforgettable moments in cinemaric history.

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Warner Bros. is moving ahead with Wonka, an origin film that has been circling a start for a number of years at the studio.

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Willy Wonka is slated to return to theaters in March 2023.

In the Roald Dahl books, Willy Wonka is the eccentric owner of a chocolate factory.

While Warners offers no casting update - since no deals have been made, Collider has heard that Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet are among the studio's top choice to play the younger version of the confectioner.

Writing the script is Simon Rich, who recently wrote the Seth Rogen comedy An American Pickle, about a man who fell into a pickle jar and wakes up a century later in modern day NY.

As for who will be playing Wonka this time? Johnny Depp brought the character to life again in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which hit the cinemas in 2005.

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