Wonka, which was officially revealed earlier this year, will be released in theatres in March 2023 and will tell a new story about the famous character.
Chalamet was cast in the film in May, and it has only recently begun production.
Wonka also stars Keegan Michael-Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, and Olivia Colman, in addition to Chalamet.
Although plot specifics are being kept under wraps, it’s safe to assume that the film will focus on Willy Wonka’s background and exploits prior to opening his world-famous chocolate factory.
When Chalamet was cast, it was announced that Wonka would feature some dance routines, though it’s unclear whether the film will be classified as a musical.
Chalamet stunned fans by posting the first photo of himself in character as Willy Wonka on Sunday.
He’s dressed in traditional Victorian garb, complete with a brown top hat.
Chalamet then shows off another iconic Wonka accessory: his cane, in a second slide. “The tension is unbearable; I hope it continues…”
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Though the hat and walking stick gives Chalamet’s outfit a Willy Wonka sense, the complete ensemble feels like it could be from any classic story.
That’s not to say it’s a bad appearance; in fact, Chalamet looks delightfully wicked in this first Wonka image, implying that his version of the character will be more malicious than previous versions.
Wonka will explore unexplored parts of Willy’s character, and the prequel already feels like it’s doing so.
Hopefully, this film will develop its own unique style while being faithful to Dahl’s original plot.
Many people were taken aback not only by the revelation that Willy Wonka is receiving an origin story but also by the fact that Chalamet will play him.
It will be difficult to offer a comprehensive assessment of Wonka until further information becomes available. Still, this is a fascinating initial look, and it will be fascinating to see how the rest of the film develops.
Wonka has the blessing of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory cast members, which bodes well for the new picture.
With production already underway, Chalamet’s latest leading role is moving forward at full speed.