Warner Bros. is working on a Willy Wonka origin movie – starring Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Olivia Coleman and Rowan Atkinson. This article does contain spoilers.
There has been three credit listings, for extras cast as Mourners and Funeral Guest. This suggests that there could be a funeral scene at some point during the movie.
From the Star Now casting website.
Who could they be mourning?
This part is my speculation that, Willy Wonka could be attending one of his parent’s funeral (likely Wilbur Wonka), and this upsetting moment could be what makes Wonka feel like he needs to escape on an adventure; to later stumble upon the Oompa Loompas and open his world-famous Chocolate Factory.
Update: Anthony Flagg, a writer for MyCosmicCircus has mentioned to me, it is actually Wonka’s mother who passes away.
There was also news earlier this month, that Wonka starring Timothée Chalamet has been delayed from March 17, 2023 to December 15, 2023.
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