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20 January 2021, 15:05 | Updated: 20 January 2021, 15:13
Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet are apparently being considered to play Willy Wonka in another remake of the iconic movie.
Warner Bros confirmed this week a Willy Wonka prequel is in the works, scheduled for a March 2023 release date.
The film would see the story of Willy Wonka at a younger age and we don’t know about you but we can already see Chalamet donning a suede tailcoat and top hat.
The prequel is said to have been in development for four years, with Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller reportedly considered for the title role back in 2018.
Plot details for the new film are yet to be revealed, but the last remake in 2005 saw Tim Burton cast Johnny Depp as the lead role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The original was of course Gene Wilder in the 1971 film, more of an outlandish character compared to Johnny Depp’s mysterious portrayal.
Either way, Chalamet or Holland have legendary shoes to fill.
The production company are said to be eyeing a September schedule, so hopefully the cast will be confirmed in the coming months.