Timothee Chalamet Reacts to Thirst Tweets About His Young Willy Wonka Prequel
Last fall, a first gander at Timothee Chalamet as Willy Wonka in Warner Bros. Wonka prequel got very much a reaction from the internet. The picture of the actor in the velvet coat and top cap that are notorious to the darling person provoked numerous to take to social media for certain wild reactions, including in excess of a couple of thirst tweets, including one that read “In this one, Wonka f-cks”. Presently, Chalamet has his own response to those responses, saying that the thirst tweets are somewhat misleading.
In a new piece from British Vogue, Chalamet was amused by the thirst tweets and explained that the Wonka film is “joyous”, which seems to be a piece opposite the thirst tweets.
You understand what’s truly interesting about that is all there is to it’s so misleading,” Chalamet said. “This film is so sincere, it’s so joyous.”
The actor proceeded to explain that he has seven musical numbers in Wonka, something that fans got somewhat of a taste of in a set video last fall.
Notwithstanding Chalamet as Wonka, the film will also highlight Olivia Colman (The #1, The Crown), Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean, Love, Really), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), and Keegan Michael Key (The Prom, Schmigadoon!). The story is set to happen before the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Paul King (Paddington) is set to coordinate. King is also reuniting with several of his Paddington stars for the new film including Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, and Matt Lucas. Other affirmed cast members include Mathew Baynton (Ghosts), Jim Carter (Downton Convent), Rich Fulcher (Marriage Story), Paterson Joseph (Noughts + Crosses), Calah Path (The Day Shall Come), Colin O’Brien (The Mothership), Natasha Rothwell (White Lotus), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Schooling), and Ellie White (The Other One). David Heyman (Harry Potter, Sometime in the distant past in Hollywood) is producing with Luke Kelly (The Witches) and Alexandra Derbyshire (Jurassic World: Dominion).
Heyman previously hinted at the prequel film’s story. “We are still trying to sort out some way to recount that story, what the story is,” the maker told Collider. “It’s a prequel, it’s anything but a sequel. What makes Willy-when we find him at the chocolate factory doing the brilliant ticket, where could he before that be? What leads him to that place where he’s locked himself away? It’s how can he arrive? So, we’re playing around with that. It’s anything but a redo… Be that as it may, it’s possibly an origin story… It’s challenging because you don’t have Dahl, you don’t have a Dahl book, but then you have a Dahl character. In any case, I think there’s a great deal in his personality that suggests what his identity is and furthermore where he could emerge out of or what his life as a youngster or his middle age could have been like. So, that’s what we’re exploring. We’re discussing it. We’re in the very beginning phases and very amped up for what lies ahead.”
Wonka is presently scheduled to open in theaters December 15, 2023.