Full trailer revealed for Wonka

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Here’s a full trailer for the upcoming Wonka, styled as a prequel to the 1971 Gene Wilder-led classic.

In 1971’s Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Gene Wilder memorably brought the madcap chocolatier to life with a tasty blend of eccentricity and a perfect dash of sinister. After all, who could forget that strange forward roll he does the first time we meet him, or the fact that the number of seats on his boat had already accounted for the ‘accidental’ loss of Augustus Gloop?

Wilder’s performance is an iconic one, then, and Paul King’s upcoming Wonka is bravely attempting to both draw on and add to that iconography, with the upcoming Wonka looking at the title character’s early years and how he came to love chocolate enough to open up his own whimsical manufacturing facility. (King’s film appears to politely ignore Tim Burton’s take on the same material, 2005’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, which starred Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka – make of that what you will.)

Now we have a full trailer to feast our eyes on.

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Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Dune, The French Dispatch, and so forth) plays the young Willy Wonka. As with King’s beloved Paddington films, he’s joined by an impressive ensemble cast. Also in the movie are Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins and Rowan Atkinson (getting chased by a giraffe, no less) along with plenty of others.

The trailer’s highlight though, is surely Hugh Grant. If you still don’t know what role he plays yet, we won’t spoil it here, but it’s delightful and you can already tell the British actor has stolen the film simply by checking out the trailer. Wonka is released on 15th December this year. Here’s that trailer below.

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