Willy Wonka, easily one of the top ten trippiest movies of all-time, may just get the Donald Glover treatment, the star, and creator of one of the trippiest tv shows of all-time. According to Collider, Glover is reportedly to be on the “shortlist” of actors who’ll star as the new Willy Wonka.
The Willy Wonka character was immortalized by the late Gene Wilder in “Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory,” and then reimaged with Johnny Depp in the lead in 2018 for most American audiences, but the book the material is gleaned from, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ron Dahl, was published in 1964.
I cannot say there has ever been a time that I’ve pondered the blackest show I’ve ever seen. Perhaps, once upon a time, I would have said it was “Good Times”. Or, as I aged a few decades, “A Diff’rent World” would have framed the totality of my experience from a TV perspective.
Willy Wonka, proprietor, and operator of an extraordinary confectionary was first introduced in the Roald Dahl novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
Ezra Miller and Ryan Gosling are others lead in consideration. The film would be helmed by Paddington director Paul King, is rumored to be a prequel of sorts that will explore the chocolate maker’s origin story.