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What date is Wonka released in movie theaters in the USA?

The much-anticipated prequel to the Charlie and the Chocolate story is coming to a big screen near you soon. It’s going to be so sweet!


Forget the engaging charm of Gene Wilder. Get images of the colourfully maniacal Johnny Depp out of your mind. Now it is the turn of Timothée Chalamet to play the role, if a much younger one than his predecessors, of the famous Willy Wonka. Silver screens across the United States are primed ready for the masses to arrive, likely buying plenty of their own sweet things to accompany their viewing experience.

When is Wonka released in the US?

With Christmas almost upon us, Warner Bros. new Wonka adaptation is predicted to be the festive season’s big hit. A family friendly tale for young and old to savour together and bring smiles to the faces of everyone. We’ll check the box office bean count in January to see if this comes to fruition.

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Cast member Timothee Chalamet attends the world premiere of Wonka in London.MAJA SMIEJKOWSKAREUTERS

Following its mouth-watering world premiere in London - the Royal Festival Hall had the delectable privilege - at the end of November, cinemas around the US open up on Friday 15 December with the first Wonka screenings.

What is the new Wonka movie about?

As already stated, this version of the movie is a prequel to the iconic story of the genius chocolate factory owner. Directed by Paul King (who you may have admired from his efforts with the Paddington movies) there are similarities with Tim Burton’s version, plenty of music to chew on, but clearly develops from Wonka as a young lad, dreaming of opening his world-famous chocolate factory. Clearly many obstacles, including big business rivals, lie in front of him making his path to success a sticky one to traverse.

Check out the trailer to get a taste of what you’ll be enjoying soon.

Which actors are in the Wonka cast?

In the enchanting world of Wonka, where whimsy and wonder collide, it is the cast of characters that bring the magical tale to life. At the center of it all is the charismatic Chalamet, donning the iconic top hat and cane as Willy Wonka. The 27-year-old’s portrayal infuses the character with a fresh blend of charm and eccentricity, breathing new life into the enigmatic chocolatier.

Beside Chalamet, the delightful Calah Lane steps into the shoes of Noodle, adding a sprinkle of youthful exuberance to the fantastical mix, while Keegan-Michael Key takes on the role of the Chief-of-Police. Paterson Joseph embodies the mysterious Arthur Slugworth, Matt Lucas brings a unique flair to Prodnose, while Mathew Baynton channels the eccentricity of Fickelgruber, as the kaleidoscope of characters populating Wonka’s world grows. Sally Hawkins lends her talent to portray Willy Wonka’s mother, grounding the tale with a touch of maternal warmth, and the instantly recognisable Rowan Atkinson steps into the shoes of Father Julius with his signature humour.

One of the actors that is making more headlines than most for his performance is Hugh Grant, being transformed into the whimsical Lofty, an Oompa-Loompa, with some confection-based secrets to share.

Check out the full Wonka cast at the official website.