Get ready to see Timothée Chalamet singing and dancing on the big screen because it was just announced he’d be starring as Willy Wonka in an upcoming origin story — Let’s get into it! Exciting news for Timothée Chalamet fans!
Deadline just reported that Timothée has officially been cast to play the role of the iconic chocolate maker in a new film simply titled Wonka. The latest revamp of this classic movie will focus on a young Willy Wonka and the adventures that lead him to open the world’s most famous chocolate factory.
This will also be one of the first times we’ll get to see Timothée show off his singing and dancing skills as Deadline revealed that there would be several musical numbers in this new project. And get this, there are already even talks about a possible multi-movie franchise for this series!
After the news broke, Timothée Chamalet began trending worldwide on Twitter as his fans posted all sorts of memes and reactions like… “I’ve wanted to see Timothée dance and sing in a film for ages and now it’s in a Willy Wonka origin film, the cost of me seeing my dreams happening ugh.”
And this person even made their own edit writing “Timothée Chalamet in wonka dir. Paul king” Or even better, this person shared this photo of Benedict Cumberbatch writing “Timothee Chalamet as a young Willy Wonka in WONKA (2023)” This last tweet is right about one thing, we are gonna have to be very patient because Wonka is not set to come out until 2023.
And for those of you keeping track at home, this will be the third Willy Wonka movie ever made after the 1971 original starring Gene Wilder and, of course, the 2005 version directed by Tim Burton with Johnny Deep as the beloved chocolatier. Now since this new film will actually be a prequel to the original, does this mean that we’ll actually get to see Wonka go to Loompaland to meet the Oompa-Loompas for the very first time?
We know we can’t wait to find out either, but in the meantime, we’ll be seeing plenty of Timothée in the months to come. Let’s not forget that he’s starring alongside Zendaya in the massive blockbuster Dune, which comes out in October.
And Timothee also has a role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Ariana Grande in the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, which will be released later this year.
It was recently announced as well that Timothée will be hosting this year’s Met Gala in September alongside Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman. So it’s definitely a good time to be a Timothée Chamalet fan!
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