SPIDER-MAN Star Tom Holland & DUNE's Timothée Chalamet In Line To Play WONKA In Upcoming Prequel

SPIDER-MAN Star Tom Holland & DUNE's Timothée Chalamet In Line To Play WONKA In Upcoming Prequel

Warner Bros. is officially moving forward with its Charlie & the Chocolate Factory prequel movie, and it's being reported that both Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet are in contention to play the lead.

We first heard about Warner Bros.' plans for a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory reboot back in 2019, and the studio has now officially given the green light to the project, which still has Paddington helmer Paul King on board to direct.

Wonka, which has been confirmed to be a prequel to Roald Dahl's classic children's book, has been given a March 17, 2023 release date, and will focus on the early life of the eccentric chocolatier.

While Ezra Miller (Justice League), Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049) and Donald Glover (Solo: A Star Wars Story) were originally said to be on the studio's radar to play the lead, Collider is now reporting that WB "has its eye" on either Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home) or Timothée Chalamet (Dune) for the role.

Though neither actor is said to be "actively pursuing this part," it sounds like the studio is keen to get one of them to sign on for what could well become a new franchise.

Wonka is being developed from a script by Simon Rich (An American Pickle), with David Heyman (the Harry Potter movies) set to produce. Production is expected to kick-off within the next four months. 

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Star Tom Holland Again Addresses Those Huge Rumors And His Peter Parker Future

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Star Tom Holland Again Addresses Those Huge Rumors And His Peter Parker Future

Poor Tom Holland is still being asked about those Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield rumours, and he talks more about both that and his future (or possible lack thereof) as Spider-Man. Read on for details!
10 SPIDER-MAN Spinoff TV Shows Sony Could Develop Alongside SILK After NO WAY HOME Is Released

10 SPIDER-MAN Spinoff TV Shows Sony Could Develop Alongside SILK After NO WAY HOME Is Released

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are overseeing a slate of Marvel TV shows for Sony Pictures, with the first being Silk on Amazon. Here are some other possibilities!
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - 10 Huge Theories About The Movie Now Its Title Has Finally Been Revealed

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - 10 Huge Theories About The Movie Now Its Title Has Finally Been Revealed

Spider-Man 3's title has finally been revealed, and we're now sharing some of our favourite theories for how the movie could play out as the web-slinger finds himself with "No Way Home." Check them out...
Latest Headlines
TERMINATOR Franchise Heading To Netflix As An Anime Series From THE BATMAN Writer Mattson Tomlin

TERMINATOR Franchise Heading To Netflix As An Anime Series From THE BATMAN Writer Mattson Tomlin

Exciting news for fans of the Terminator franchise today as it's been revealed that Netflix has teamed with Mattson Tomlin (The Batman) for a new anime series set in that world. Read on for details...
WANDAVISION: This Enhanced Look At [SPOILER] Will Blow You Away (And Make Your Day)

WANDAVISION: This Enhanced Look At [SPOILER] Will Blow You Away (And Make Your Day)

Today's episode of WandaVision featured a pretty exciting reveal, and one clever fan has managed to enhance it in order to give us a much better idea of what's to come. Check it out after the jump...
ETERNALS Hi-Res Promo Art Reveals The Entire Team (Minus Thena) In Their Amazing, Cosmic Costumes

ETERNALS Hi-Res Promo Art Reveals The Entire Team (Minus Thena) In Their Amazing, Cosmic Costumes

This latest piece of promo art from Eternals is an absolute must-see as nearly the entire team is showcased in a great hi-res piece which shows off their colourful, cosmic costumes. Check them out...
SUPERMAN: Warner Bros. Expected To Recast The Man Of Steel With A Black Actor In The Role

SUPERMAN: Warner Bros. Expected To Recast The Man Of Steel With A Black Actor In The Role

Earlier today, we found out that WB was developing a Superman reboot with Ta-Nehisi Coates set to pen the script, & it looks like we now have confirmation that a Black actor will play the new Man of Steel.
ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Gets Four Badass Funko Pops Featuring Superman, Darkseid, And More

ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Gets Four Badass Funko Pops Featuring Superman, Darkseid, And More

DC has revealed a first look at the special four-pack set of Zack Snyder's Justice League Pop Vinyl figures which will be released to coincide with the movie's HBO Max release! Check them out right here...
SUPERMAN Reboot In The Works At Warner Bros. From Producer J.J. Abrams And Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates

SUPERMAN Reboot In The Works At Warner Bros. From Producer J.J. Abrams And Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates

We don't have much to go on here, but it's been confirmed that Warner Bros. is indeed working on a Superman reboot, and J.J. Abrams is on board as producer. It also sounds like Henry Cavill might return...