This coming holiday season, the highly-anticipated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel Wonka will finally arrive in theaters with Timothee Chalamet taking on the role of the iconic chocolatier this time around.
During the film's production, several set photos surfaced online which gave us our first sneak peek at the Oscar nominee's look as Willy Wonka although the studio itself has not revealed any official preview to the public.
Now, as we're a few months away from the film's scheduled release, we finally have our very first official look at the origins of the iconic Roald Dahl character.
The First Trailer for Wonka Has Arrived
Warner Bros. has released the official trailer for Wonka. The preview gave us our first look at how Willy Wonka founded his giant chocolate empire that ended up dominating the industry and, obviously, lead to an unforgettable adventure that Charlie Bucket will embark on years later.
As expected, the film looks to be fantastical and whimsical based on what they presented in the trailer. Chalamet also seems to be giving a fun performance as Willy Wonka and his take is reminiscent of the Gene Wilder version.
We also have glimpses of the characters played by Olivia Colman (who is seemingly one of the antagonists), Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Carter, Sally Hawkins, and Calah Lane.
The main highlight of the trailer is at the very end when they gave us our very first look at Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa, which already broke the internet as he immediately became trending on Twitter after the release.
The design of Grant's Oompa Loompa is also similar to the versions in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and it looks like he will be giving a whimsical performance as teased by the quick funny moment that they showed.
So far, what they showed here looks promising and this could attract the family audience during the holiday season. It also helps that it is directed by Paul King, who helmed the first two Paddington movies.
The synopsis reads: "This irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible."
Wonka is set to release in theaters this December 15.