Wonka Trailer: Timothée Chalamet Is The Perfect Mix Of Gene Wilder & Johnny Depp
2023/09/09

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The first trailer has arrived, revealing a proper look at Timothée Chalamet as the iconic candy maker. From director Paul King, the upcoming film serves as a prequel to Roald Dahl's 1964 novel, , and its original 1971 film adaptation,, starring Gene Wilder. Other than Chalamet, the includes several big names such as Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, and Hugh Grant as an Oompa-Loompa.

Now, after yesterday's teaser which revealed the new logo, has released the first trailer forthe film ahead of this December.

The official trailer reveals the first full look at Chalamet as the "

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" in his early days before opening his famous chocolate factory. In his younger years, Wonka arrives in a town known as the chocolate capital of the world and begins working alongside an orphan girl played by Calah Lane, though his dreams of opening his own chocolate shop are crushed by The Chocolate Cartel. That is, until he gets an idea.

The trailer reveals the first full look at Chalamet's performance as the eccentric chocolatier, which is the perfect mix of Wilder and Johnny Depp, the latter of whom played Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's

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from 2005. The trailer presents a younger version of Willy who is full of joy and optimism, and has dreams of becoming the world's greatest candy-maker, which is in stark contrast to Wilder’s older, reclusive, and more cynical version of the character.

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The trailer delves deeper into Willy Wonka's backstory, including his experimenting with magical treats like "" and how he first met the Oompa-Loompas. Grant plays a pint-sized Oompa Loompa dancing in a glass jar, which previously made headlines when the first was screened at CinemaCon. Other Oscar-caliber actors include Olivia Colman playing an "

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," in the director's words, and Sally Hawkins as Willy's mother who urges him to hold onto his dreams.

The trailer also unveils the first full glimpses of the movie's musical numbers, including Chalamet's character daydreaming of tap dancing while leading an ensemble of umbrella-wielding dancers around him. This will be just one of the movie's many musical numbers, as Chalamet confirmed there will be a total of seven. With its jubilant musical sequences and snowy setting, will be a perfect release for the holiday season come December 15.

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