Who Will Play Willy Wonka in 2023 Prequel Movie?

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There's a Willy Wonka prequel set for a 2023 release. According to Warner Bros., 'Wonka' the movie will focus on "a young Willy Wonka and his adventures before opening the world's most famous chocolate factory."

'Paddington' director Paul King and 'Harry Potter' producer David Heyman signed on for the project.

Gene Wilder portrayed the infamous character in 1971's 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.'

Johnny Depp tried his hand at playing the squirrely chocolatier in a 2005 reboot directed by Tim Burton.

It's not yet known who will portray Willy Wonka in the prequel, but that hasn't stopped plenty of educated guesses being made on sites like Collider about potential actors including Tom Holland and Timothée Chamalet.

'Wonka' is slated to hit theatres March 17, 2023.

Main Photo: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (US 1971) Gene Wilder [in top hat] as Willy Wonka, Jack Albertson (right)  (Rights Managed/Mary Evans Picture Library/AAP)