Timothée Chalamet Is Set To Play Willy Wonka, But It’s Not The Only Origin Story People Want
"Timothée Chalamet set to play a young Remy from Ratatouille in new 'Remy’ origin story."
Everyone’s favourite boy Timothée Chalamet is set to play Willy Wonka in a film titled Wonka, which will tell the story of a young Wonka and his life before opening the most famous chocolate factory in the world, according to Deadline.
Roald Dahl’s chocolate-maker was first brought to life in 1971 by Gene Wilder and then again in 2005 by Johnny Depp who took over the chocolate factory in Tim Burton’s adaptation, which made a huge $475 million worldwide. Our dear Chalamet has some pretty big — and creepy — shoes to fill.
The new Wonka origin movie will be directed by Paul King (Paddington) who wrote the screenplay with comedian Simon Farnaby (British Horrible Histories).
me auditioning to be a bar of chocolate in Timothee Chalamet’s Willy Wonka film pic.twitter.com/feeuqmJAZA
— amy (@ch3rrytpwk) May 24, 2021
Sources have also confirmed that Oscar-nominated Chalamet will be singing and dancing throughout the film, and fans on social are having an absolute field day.
I… I want to see Timothée Chalamet sing and dance as Willy Wonka. pic.twitter.com/Z6aagI35UX
— Johnny Sobczak (@JohnnySobczak) May 24, 2021
Rare footage from Timothée Chalamet’s new Willy Wonka movie
SOUND ON 🔊 pic.twitter.com/ydWlWJWppa
— Wiosna Pustyni (@Atrydka) May 24, 2021
People have also been making jokes about the actor starring in every possible origin story imaginable, and it’s a truly wonderful sight to behold.
From being pretend-cast as the young Rose in a Titanic prequel to an ‘even younger’ Hans for a SOLO prequel, we’re totally here for it.
Timothee Chalamet has been cast as Young Rose in the Titanic prequel pic.twitter.com/FptdwLg6wV
— Justin Randall (@imjustinrandall) May 24, 2021
NEW: Timothée Chalamet set to play a young Remy from Ratatouille in new ‘Remy’ origin story. 🎬🍫 pic.twitter.com/LtzgL85Ror
— blake rules (@yeahokblake) May 24, 2021
EXCLU: Timothee Chalamet to play young Austin Powers in WB origin pic MOJO pic.twitter.com/V6od1L8GBa
— Ben Rosen (@ben_rosen) May 24, 2021
Timothée Chalamet has been cast as an even younger Han Solo in SOLO SOLO pic.twitter.com/4ZvOHUGe93
— Nando (@NandovMovies) May 24, 2021
Timothée Chalamet has been cast as young Sir Topham Hatt in ‘HATT’
(Source: Deadline) pic.twitter.com/pCq5iC3DL0
— 👽Cosmic Jones 📻 (@cosmic_jones) May 24, 2021
Wonka is set to be released in 2023, so for now let’s just keep casting Chalamet in every possible prequel under the sun please and thank you.