Wonka: Trailer Talk
Just like the never-ending list of remakes and sequels, origin stories of figures in pop culture are also never-ending. And the latest character to get this treatment is chocolate maker Willy Wonka, from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
‘Wonka’ stars Timothée Chalamet (Dune) as the titular character as he moves into a new town and creates his world-famous chocolate factory.
The original film never held any nostalgia, so I have no interest in the film personally. However, it does look appealing and a lot of fun. With this being a Christmas release, it looks to recapture the magic that the source material has, and I hope it does.
The cast and crew involved is also something to be excited about: Chalamat is a fantastic actor with a lot of acting range, so he’ll hopefully fit comfortably into the role as a young Willy Wonka. Plus, Hugh Grant (Paddington 2, About A Boy) will be playing an Oompa-Loompa, utilizing the same design as the original film! And with Paul King directing (Paddington, Paddington 2), it’s sure to be a hit.
While the source material isn’t something I have personal nostalgia with, I hope ‘Wonka’ does well. It looks to recapture the magic of the original film and has a great cast and crew behind it. It, overall, has a lot of the hallmarks of being a fantastic Christmas release.
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