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As the great Willy Wonka—well, William Shakespeare first, but later, Wonka—once quipped, “So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
This week, that good deed has been provided than none other than the also-great Timothée Chalamet, who shared with us a first look of himself in costume as Willy Wonka. (If you haven't heard, the Dune and Call Me By Your Name actor is set to star as the candyman in Wonka, an upcoming prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.) In the film, Chalamet will explore how the character, previously played by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp in earlier films, came to run the titular chocolate factory and met the rowdy Oompa Loompas. Even more, it'll be a musical, so all of the Timmy stans can enjoy a good ol' song and dance from our dear friend. Sounds like a good deal, right?
"It's not mining the darker emotions in life," Chalamet recently said of the role. "It's a celebration of being off-centre and of being OK with the weirder parts of you that don't quite fit in."
Unfortunately, we have to wait until March 17, 2023 to actually see Chalamet in full swing as the chaotic-good Wonka. But even just the sight of Chalamet in full costume, looking like a rerun of The Christmas Carol come to life, has social media riffing, joking, and thirsting, as per usual. We put together the best reactions to Chalamet as Wonka for your enjoyment on this fine Monday.
Timothee Chalamet dons a purple coat and brown top hat as he films in Dorset.
+ The story will focus on how he meets the mysterious Oompa Loompas and how they came to work at his factory.
READ MORE: https://t.co/VGs4B8JBbm pic.twitter.com/XngCH1U0wu
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) October 11, 2021
Timothee Chalamet as Gonzo as Charles Dickens pic.twitter.com/XY4LW0BfRi
— Randy Renstrom (@RandyRenstrom) October 10, 2021
Timothee Chalamet in the Muppet Christmas Carol reboot
I mean...the Willy Wonka prequel??? pic.twitter.com/atQYUwT029
— Ryan *insert clever spooky name* Scott (@RyanScottWrites) October 10, 2021
Man Timothee Chalamet is looking good in this Willy Wonka prequel pic.twitter.com/Al9vOXHMX0
— Sam Scovill (@samnotscott) October 11, 2021
— Chofa (@p_chofa) October 11, 2021
i hope Timothee Chalamet spends the entire movie insisting on the name "William Wonka" and then right at the end he says "the name's Willy" cut to credits
— Brandon (spooky version) (@Thatoneguy64) October 10, 2021
Is this a character from a forthcoming Victorian themed Christmas episode of Doctor Who? No. It's a first look at Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka. What does he look like to you? #film #TimotheeChalamet #movies 😎🎬 pic.twitter.com/Rd75ijqmpz
— More Movies (@MoreMovies4U) October 10, 2021
PLEASE tell me I’m not the only one who thought we were getting another Christmas Carol movie w/ this image 🤣🤣
Definitely different, but I respect a fine looking British look 😂😉#Wonka #TimotheeChalamet https://t.co/pSspLmEhdr
— 🦋🎃Haley G🎃🦋 (@HaleyTheRadiant) October 10, 2021
imagine going for a walk in some random english location and you stumble upon timothée chalamet dressed as willy wonka. he does a roly poly and hands you a chocolate bar before disappearing into the night
— amy 🖤 (@ch3rrychlmt) October 10, 2021
Post-Credit scene of Timothee Chalamet's Wonka movie. pic.twitter.com/ItpxjYeXtf
— 📖 SpecificityArchives 🏳️🌈 (@SpecificityA) October 10, 2021
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