Wonka trailer: Willy teams up with a smart alec Oompa Loompa in the chocolatier’s origin story

A new Wonka trailer shows how a young Willy Wonka became fast friends with a snarky Oompa Loompa, and more!


What’s sugary sweet and goes down like a snozzberry smoothie? The new Wonka trailer, of course! The world-famous chocolatier is readying his ingenious recipes to make a name for himself, and he’s bringing a few friends along for the wild ride! Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl‘s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

Come one, come all, and feast your eyes on Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka, a man of taste, not-so-quiet rage, and maker of delectable treats. Paddington 2’s Paul King directs the peculiar prequel he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby.

Wonka focuses on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures. The prequel about the peculiar chocolatier features an A-list cast, with Olivia Colman (Secret InvasionThe Favourite), Hugh Grant (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among ThievesNotting Hill), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of WaterBlue Jasmine), Keegan-Michael Key (The Super Mario Bros. MovieThe Predator), and Rowan Atkinson (Johnny EnglishThe Lion KingBean) starring alongside Chalamet. Ellie White, Matt Lucas, Jim Carter, Rich Fulcher, Mathew Baynton, Peterson Joseph, Natasha Rothwell, Simon Farnaby, Tracy Ifeachor, and more also join the cast. Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is in charge of writing original songs for the film.

Today’s Wonka trailer finds Willy trapping Hugh Grant’s Oompa Loompa in a jar and uncovering the mystery of the green-haired intruder. As the promo bursts with color, King teases the origin story’s charm, heartstring-tugging twists, and appetite to serve audiences a sugar-fueled saga of candy and imagination. While there’s plenty to enjoy in the Wonka trailer, Grant’s snarky Oompa Loompa is clearly the star of the show! Can the dynamic duo place their differences aside to help change the landscape of confectionary delights? I think so!

What do you think about today’s Wonka trailer? Is Chalamet a great fit to play a young Willy Wonka? How about the overall look of the film? Does today’s trailer make you want to see if the snozzberries taste like snozzberries? In the comments section below, let us know if you’re excited about Wonka.

Wonka brings the magic of imagination to theaters on December 15, 2023.

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