Willy Wonka: Timothée Chalamet reveals first look in costume for prequel movie
Recently, Timothée Chalamet revealed to fans the first look of himself as the young inventor and chocolate genius Willy Wonka.
Chalamet posted an Instagram photo of the eccentric character from the upcoming origin story film "Wonka," directed by Paul King. The story, co-written by King, will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures before opening the world's most famous chocolate factory.
Wonka was made famous by novelist Roald Dahl and onscreen by both Gene Wilder in 1971's "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and Johnny Depp from Tim Burton's 2005 reboot "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
"The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last … WONKA," Chalamet captioned two Instagram photos.
The actor, who is starring in the sci-fi epic "Dune", also shared a look at Wonka's magical walking cane. The cane's brass top opens to reveal a purple present wrapped in a perfect red bow.
Warner Bros has set a "Wonka" release date for March 2023.
Director Taika Waititi is separately making a pair of animated series for Netflix, one about the world of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", and one based on the Oompa Loompa workers.