A prequel to the weird and wonderful Gene Wilder classic tale of Willy Wonka based on Roald Dahl’s weirder and wonderfuller tale is in the works.

Simply entitled Wonka currently, upon first learning the news we were filled with dread.

However, the tale has been entrusted to Paul King, who directed and co-wrote the two recentish Paddington films, and they’re two of the absolutely best family flicks that have ever been made.

So, it may not be cause for panic. We have plenty of time to stew though, for Wonka isn’t slated for release until March 2023.

Meanwhile, here’s the Honest Trailers take on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “The Howard Hughes of diabetes” – heehee…

Pick your preferred Chocolate Factory at JB!