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Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka Introduces Candy Delicacies With A Whimsical Twist In New Clip-TGN

Summary

  • A new clip has been released from Wonka, showing Timothée Chalamet sharing his “Hoverchoc” treats with three snobby elites, making them float.
  • The film also shows off other cast members from the film, including Matt Lucas, Matthew Baynton, Paterson Joseph, and Calah Lane.
  • Overall, the movie and Chalamet’s performance appear to skew closer in tone to 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, although trailers suggest the actor will be making the role his own.


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Timothée Chalamet’s titular chocolatier takes center stage in a new Wonka clip, introducing a whimsical treat. Directed by Paul King, the upcoming film is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1964 book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Wonka serves as a prequel of sorts, chronicling the early life of candy-maker Willy Wonka when he first encounters the Oompa Loompas, long before he becomes the mysterious figure of legend.

Now, ahead of the Wonka release date, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new clip from the film, showing Chalamet’s character attempting to win over three skeptical town elites with his novel “Hoverchoc”. Check out the clip below:

The scene includes other members of the Wonka cast, including Matt Lucas, Matthew Baynton, Paterson Joseph, and Calah Lane, and teases the types of humorous misadventures audiences can expect from the film.


How Will Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka Compare To Past Iterations?

The first big-screen adaptation of Dahl’s book came from director Mel Stuart in 1971, introducing Gene Wilder’s take on Willy Wonka. Then, filmmaker Tim Burton took a crack at the source material with 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with Johnny Depp taking on the role of the iconic chocolatier.

From what’s been released so far, including the latest clip, Wonka looks like it is closer in tone to Stuart’s 1971 movie overall, and this makes sense given that King himself has expressed a love for the classic film. This perhaps isn’t surprising given that Burton is very much a filmmaker with a distinct style that is not easily imitated. Chalamet’s performance, thus far, looks like it is in keeping with a more traditionally whimsical tone, with the actor clearly not channeling Depp’s somewhat more unsettling take on the character.

While Chalamet’s Willy Wonka performance as a whole seems closer to Wilder’s it would also seem that he’s very much making the role his own. Despite this, however, trailers have teased that he will do a rendition of “Pure Imagination,” a song made famous by Wilder, and the late actor has certainly set the bar very high. While it remains to be seen how audiences respond to Chalamet’s Wonka performance, the actor evidently has very big shoes to fill, and comparisons will be inevitable.

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    Wonka

    Release Date:
    2023-12-15

    Director:
    Paul King

    Cast:
    Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Timothee Chalamet, Jim Carter

    Genres:
    Family, Adventure, Comedy

    Writers:
    Paul King, Simon Farnaby

    Summary:
    Warner Bros. announced that the studio will release Wonka, a prequel film set in the years prior to the opening of Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory. It will follow the adventures of a young Willy Wonka, a character who originated in Roald Dahl’s 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka has since been adapted to live-action, with Gene Wilder’s 1971 portrayal of the character perhaps being the most popular.For now, the plot details for Wonka are relatively scarce. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. The film will be directed by Paul King.

    Budget:
    $125 million

    Studio(s):
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Distributor(s):
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    prequel(s):
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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