Timothée Chalamet is still basking in the golden reviews for his Dune. The actor received raving words for his part in the sci-fi that has fans and critics in awe. Needless to say, he has given the internet a lot to talk about with his stint as Paul Atreides. In fact, he has no plans of stopping. How? Because Chalamet just blessed the inter-web and revealed the first look of himself as Willy Wonka from the prequel in works. Titled as Wonka, the origin movie is based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and will take on Wonka’s life and days of youth before he became the eccentric candymaker. Obviously fans were excited to see him don the hot, quite literally, and step into the shoes of actors like Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp who previously played the part.
And although the film takes place before the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, stan accounts are holding their breath to see Chalamet dancing and singing on screen; it is being said that it is a musical. And now, with the reveal, they are over the moon. Posing right next to a camera, Chalamet looks delicious (sorry for the pun) in the BTS picture where he can be seen wearing a cravat, velvet coat, and the signature Wonka top hat!
WONKA ✨✨🍫 pic.twitter.com/ozaerNtroP
— Timothée Chalamet (@RealChalamet) October 10, 2021
Phir kya? The picture has become the talk of the town with Twitter thirsting over Chalamet’s look that is closer to the aesthetic of the Tim Burton directorial. Not just that, it has a different sect reminiscing the old days and debating who is the best Willy Wonka – Timothée Chalamet, Johnny Depp or Gene Wilder! See for yourself.
This man is a sex symbol ! I drool every time I see him. https://t.co/1HxoPYaZJD
— EvynRose_Kelley (@EvynRoseKelley) October 11, 2021
totally will be watching for the plot.
the plot: https://t.co/zBorz9QNyF
— Galaxynest 💀 (@OverthinkGalaxy) October 11, 2021
MY ASS IS SHAKING https://t.co/mHIdY4eize
— niki ⚯͛ (@accioaron) October 11, 2021
Good luck trying to beat Johnny depp I hope you did a great job https://t.co/JvmtncHKDS
— 🐼 (@sounhhhe) October 11, 2021
I’ve seen a few people roasting this look but if I’m being honest I would 100% wear this li’l coat. low-key Bill the Butcher cosplay. https://t.co/RZrzDdq49o
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) October 11, 2021
fuccboi’s gonna be wearing top hats this season https://t.co/tR7R68oaDm
— jason c. (@netw3rk) October 11, 2021
When that new Oompa Loompa lookin’ kinda thicc: https://t.co/RVK4NVzjnb
— IFY (@IfyNwadiwe) October 11, 2021
Calling it now Willy Wonka is gonna replace the onceler as a capitalist suit-wearing tumblr sexyman https://t.co/yJUpRSgmki
— Izzzyzzz 🐜🍑 (@IzzzyzzzArt) October 10, 2021
I’d like to pretend we (gayz and gals) won’t collectively thirst after this, but we all know that’s not true. 😂 https://t.co/TQklAd8Azz
— insufferablygay (@insufferablygay) October 10, 2021
let me in that mf factory https://t.co/zIPMGDXwtE
— giovanna (@geovannuh) October 10, 2021
— Ally 🎩 🏳️🌈🦩🐌 (@4gettinallsorts) October 10, 2021
Gene wilder undoubtedly did an amazing job at portraying willy wonka. But if you are true wonka fans you will know that his portrayal was not book accurate. Depp’s version of wonka was totally based on wonka in Charlie and the chocolate factory book. #WillyWonka pic.twitter.com/4sBFznI2FX
— Anonymous User (@javkhn) October 11, 2021
you’re supposed to look like a crazed diabetes factory owner not a capitalist suit-wearing sexy Englishman
— cherry (@chrissyyhoang) October 11, 2021
DADDY WHERE’S MY GOLDEN TICKET https://t.co/qJBwEtfOHj
— 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑤𝑏𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬* (@b_eu_00) October 11, 2021
Recently Peter Ostrum who played Charlie Bucket and was part of the original cast of 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory told PEOPLE that the cast is looking forward to new rendition as “the prequel will shed more light on early Wonka.” “But again, there’s been so many different versions of Willy Wonka, be it on Broadway, opera, a pinball machine … you can’t kill the Willy Wonka story.”
Meanwhile, three more actors including Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, and Olivia Colman will have joined the ensemble of Keegan-Michael Key, Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter, and Rich Fulcher.
It is being produced by David Heyman, written by Simon Rich and directed by Paul King of Paddington fame. Wonka is slated for theatrical release on March 17, 2023.
Cover Image: Twitter