Warner Bros are trying hard to keep their audience engaged and entertained throughout 2023. Their recently released Wonka trailer is proof of their dedication to frequently bringing good content to viewers. Wonka, which is a fictional story of Willy Wonka, a character penned by Roald Dahl, will hit theatres this December.
Director Paul King and writer Simon Farnaby reunite for the Wonka movie after working on their 2017 Paddington film. Wonka will serve as a prequel to the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, in which the titular character of Willy Wonka was played by Gene Wilder.
For the unversed, Gene Wilder’s face as Willy Wonka is frequently used by netizens for creating memes on social media. In 2005 actor Johnny Depp also played the titular character Wonka in his film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and garnered an overwhelming response from the audience.
The 2023 Wonka movie is based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and this time, the Oscar-nominated actor Timothee Chamalet is entering the shoes of the famous Chocolatier. The highly anticipated film will follow his journey from being Willy to Wonka before he opens the world’s most famous chocolate factory. The recently released Wonka trailer offers a glimpse of Wonka’s journey and who else joins him when he takes his chocolate factory adventure seriously.
Check out more about the Wonka trailer here!
Wonka Trailer: Quick Recap
In the first official Wonka trailer released by Warner Bros, we watch Willy Wonka’s adventure, his quest against the Chocolate Cartel, some self-promises, his unique inventions, and his ultimate inspiration, who encouraged him to pursue his dreams. Of course, his mother was played by Sally Hawkins.
Hugh Grant as Oompa-Loompa also appears in the Wonka trailer, where he tends to work in Wonka’s chocolate factory. Peterson Joseph and Rowan Atkinson round up the casting in the Wonka trailer. Peterson plays the role of priest Arthur Slugworth while Rowan Atkinson is starred as a priest.
Calah Lane, Keegan Michael Key, Matt Lucas, Matthew Baynton, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, Olivia Colman, Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, and many other actors also join the film. However, their roles are not disclosed in the Wonka trailer.
Netizens Drop Mix Response to the Wonka Trailer Video
The Wonka trailer, which is full of goofy and sincere moments and introduces the film’s incredible cast, has received a mixed response from netizens. While some viewers are happy to see Timothee Chamalet playing Wonka on the big screen, some are simply titling his appearance as a casting issue. Catch some of the user’s reactions here.
Just after seeing him dark, dreadful, and dreary in Dune and now bright, bubbly, and brilliant in Wonka is a huge whiplash. I actually believe he’s a different person in this. That’s impressive nowadays. Glad he wasn’t typecast! a
I also like how they’re leaning hard into fantasy!! Said a YouTube user.
Another user said- He has all the manic, mischievous, and mysterious energy of a drunk frat boy.
Meanwhile another user said- It’s funny how every time Timothee is cast in something we get that he’s a miscast it happened with Dune then he proved everyone wrong now it’s happening again with this lol, a user tweeted.
The other side, Hugh Grant who appears as the Oompa Loompas in the Wonka trailer video garners a favorable response from viewers.
A user on Youtube wrote- Hugh Grant being cast as the Oompa Loompas is not something we wanted but something we needed.
Another Twitter user wrote- Now, that he’s finished with those ridiculous 90’s rom-coms, I can appreciate the fact that he’s a good comedic actor.
Originally scheduled for 17th March 2023, the Wonka movie hits theatres on 15th December 2023. Mark the date in your calendars and don’t forget to share your opinion on the Wonka trailer below!
Frequently Asked Questions About the Wonka Trailer
- When was the Wonka trailer released?
Warner Bros released the first official Wonka trailer on 12th July 2023.
- When will the Wonka movie release?
The Wonka movie will release on 15th December 2023.
- Who wrote the Wonka movie?
The Wonka movie is written by the Paddington team Paul King and Simon Farnaby.
- Is the Wonka movie a real-life story?
No, the Wonka movie is a story of a fictional character penned by Roald Dahl in his 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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