Timothée Chalamet drops his first look as Willy Wonka: “The suspense is terrible” [Photos]
Timothée Chalamet has dropped his first look from the highly anticipated film “Wonka”. The actor will play the iconic character Willy Wonka in Warner Bros’ upcoming prequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
Chalamet, 25, took to Instagram on Sunday evening to share two photos of the sets from “Wonka”, a fantasy musical film directed by Paul King. In the first photo, the actor could be seen donning the fictional character’s iconic hat.
He was wearing a red jacket with a floral print on the collar and a multicolored scarf around his neck. The actor looked away from the camera as he posed for the photo.
The second shot was a close-up of the character’s famous cane, which was opened from the top and a mysterious purple box wrapped as a gift was placed on it.
“The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last”, the actor wrote, with “WONKA” and chocolate emojis. The caption referred to a famous line from the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”, which was an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s iconic novel.
The first look was well received by celebrities and fans alike.
Actress Kiernan Shipka commented: “OH MY GOD”, while French fashion designer Haider Ackermann wrote: “Let it last !!!” and added a heart emoji. Many fans praised the actor for his appearance as a young Wonka.
The movie goes turn around a young Wonka and his life before starting the chocolate factory.
This isn’t the first time Warner Bros. recreates the Wonka world. In 2005, Johnny Depp played the character of Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, directed by Tim Burton. However, the next film will feature Wonka’s younger years based on Dahl’s 1964 novel.
The character of Wonka was first played by actor Gene Wilder in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”. Chalamet The film “Wonka” is currently filming and its release is scheduled for March 17, 2023.
The actor will next be seen in a comedy film, “Don’t Look Up”, which is scheduled for release on December 10.