- Timothée Chalamet shines in a new Wonka clip where he impresses with his chocolate; Slugworth and his cohorts end up floating in the air!
- In another clip, Willy creates a special chocolate treat for his new friend Noodle, showcasing the heartwarming friendship between them.
- Timothée’s portrayal of young Wonka, and his wide-eyed optimism, is reminiscent of Charlie Bucket from Roald Dahl’s novel.
While its inner workings might not be as impressive as the splendor of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, the Warner Bros. promotional machine is hard at work… cranking out content. Timothée Chalamet makes his debut as the titular character in Wonka this December, and Warner Bros. Pictures released a number of clips to market the musical fantasy. Check out the first bit of footage, which is titled Funny Little Man below:
In the scene, Wonka (Chalamet) captures an Oompa-Loompa (Hugh Grant). Fans get a good look at what is the chocolate maker’s first encounter with a native of Loompaland. And, in the second in a series of new promotional videos, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, Mr. Wonka tries to seek an endorsement for his delicious candy. Check out A Good Chocolate clip below:
Another alum of the Willy Wonka lore, Slugworth (Paterson Joseph), declares Wonka’s Hoverchocs “the absolute 100% worst.” What Slugworth doesn’t realize, until it’s too late, is that the hoverfly, which is included in the chocolate, cherry and marshmallow treat, will make those who eat the candy actually hover! And Slugworth, Prodnose (Matt Lucas) and Fickelgruber (Mathew Baynton) all begin to take flight after ingesting Wonka’s weird and wonderful chocolate.
New Wonka Clips and Featurette
- Release Date
- December 15, 2023
- Paul King
- Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson
- Fantasy, Adventure, children, Family
- Discover how Willy became…
Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka wins over the crowd in A Good Chocolate clip, even though Slugworth and his cohorts are less than impressed — and airborne, nonetheless. But Warner Bros. Pictures didn’t stop there, as the studio released yet another never-before-seen look at the upcoming Wonka film. In the third clip, which is titled Try One, Mr. Wonka reveals the delicious contents of his one-of-a-kind travel factory. Check out the footage below:
Wonka is stunned to learn that his new friend, Noodle (Calah Lane), has never had chocolate before. So, he quickly makes her up a yummy treat using silver linings from condensed thunderclouds, and the inventor then adds some liquid sunlight. It’s a heart-warming scene that reveals the burgeoning friendship between Wonka and the young orphan. One YouTuber, @ValentinaSimmons, pointed out Chalamet’s acting in the video’s comments section:
I love Timothy’s face when she’s trying it 😊🤌❤
‘You’ve never had chocolate!?’ Is the funniest part to me😂😂😂
At the time of this writing, Wonka is forecast to only make $20 million during its opening weekend. Perhaps that has something to do with why Warner Bros. Pictures released all the new clips. But Warner Bros. wasn’t done yet, as the studio also dropped a short but insightful behind-the-scenes featurette in which Chalamet refers to Wonka as a “dream project.” An amazing amount of never-before-seen footage is included in the two-minute video, and director Paul King describes the inner workings of young Wonka and the actor portraying him in the prequel. King says:
This is Willy before the chocolate factory. Timothée has the most extraordinary quality. He captures the essence of Wonka back when he was young and wide-eyed… and full of hope and optimism.
What’s wonderful about King’s description of Wonka is that it’s quite similar to the character of Charlie Bucket in author Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Perhaps that is why Wonka (Gene Wilder) eventually gives his chocolate factory to Charlie (Peter Ostrum) in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: Charlie reminds Wonka of himself at that age. Check out the Warner Bros. featurette in its entirety below:
Fans can check out even more images from Wonka now, and the film opens exclusively in theaters on December 15.