A Willy Wonka prequel is coming to a cinema near you! The film, which will be an origin story focused on chocolate factory owner, will hit screens on March 17, 2023 and Paddington director Paul King is set to direct the prequel and it will be produced by David Heyman,
Now word is that two of Hollywood’s biggest stars are in talks to star in the film. Those two stars are Timothée Chalamet or Tom Holland. According to Collider, Warner Bros is considering Little Women actor Timothée and Spider-Man star Tom for the role. They weren’t the first actors in the running for the titular role, though. In 2018, Collider reported that Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller had all been considered too.
Warner Bros. describes the film as focusing on “a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.”