Timothee Chalamet Shares First Look at ‘Wonka’ Character


Timothee Chalamet attends the ‘Dune’ premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2021.
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The candyman’s right here! After it was introduced that Timothée Chalamet would painting the legendary Willy Wonka in a brand new origin film, the main actor has shared the primary look at his character.

“The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last … 🏭WONKA🍫,” the Little Women actor, 25, captioned two photographs from the Wonka flick through Instagram on Sunday, October 10.

In the primary snap, Chalamet donned a velvet magenta overcoat, multicolored scarves and a brown prime hat, giving some critical side-eye to the digital camera. In a second picture, the Dune star reached for a tiny wrapped, purple current.

The social media add shortly went viral, garnering multiple million Instagram likes in lower than one hour after he posted it. Fans had been fast to share their pleasure concerning the film and Chalamet’s position as the long-lasting chocolatier.

“OH MY GOD,” actress Kiernan Shipka commented, as one other fan added, “I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO EXCITED FOR ANYTHING.”

A 3rd fan additionally quipped, “OMG THIS IS EVEN BETTER THAN I IMAGINED. 👏👏👏👏.”

It was first introduced that the New York native had landed the position of the Roald Dahl character in May, Deadline reported at the time. The new film is about to give attention to Wonka’s life earlier than opening his famed chocolate manufacturing facility. The outlet even famous that this image with “mark the first time Chalamet gets to show off his singing and dancing skills” with “several” musical numbers set to be included within the manufacturing.

Shortly after Chalamet’s casting was revealed, social media had blended reactions, as many people had been curious why filmmakers sought to revisit Gene Wilder’s beloved position from 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

“Who watched Willy Wonka and thought, ‘I need an origin story for this weird bitch,’” one social media consumer tweeted at the time.

“I will simply choose to not process the Timothée as Willy Wonka news,” one other famous.

The movie, directed by Paddington’s Paul King, is slated for a March 2023 theatrical launch and likewise stars Sally Hawkins, Keegan Michael-Key, Olivia Colman and Jim Carter.

Ahead of his debut in Wonka, which not too long ago started manufacturing within the U.Okay, the Call Me By Your Name star will subsequent be seen in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake, out later this month. Chalamet performs Paul Atreides, appearing reverse Oscar Issac, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

The 53-year-old director beforehand gushed over working with the Lady Bird actor in October 2020.

“I felt like Timothée was deeply seduced — or maybe not seduced, but I just felt it was like a kid being with older brothers,” Villeneuve informed GQ at the time. “He was younger, he was the little one on set, and everybody loved him. There’s a scene in the movie where Timothée runs into the arms of Jason Momoa, and Jason grabs him like a puppy and lifts him into the air like he was a feather. And that’s real! They really loved each other. It was very beautiful to see this young man being influenced by these people he admires.”

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