Our beloved Timothée Chalamet is making 2021 his year. Between a Call Me By Your Name sequel, his highly-anticipated role as Paul Atriedes in the remake of Frank Herbet's iconic novel, Dune and the covetable portrayal of Bob Dylan in the biopic, Going Electric, his schedule is virtually filled to the brim. In true Timothée Chalamet style, this hasn't stopped the internet stans from speculating about the actors latest role, with rumours suggesting the star has been pipped to play Willy Wonka in the upcoming origin film, Wonka.
We know what you're probably thinking, how can we possibly come to such a conclusion about a film that is set to be released in 2023? The truth is, we can't – however, with plans of the film dating back to 2018, social media, Chalamet fans and Willy Wonka enthusiasts have had plenty of time to ruminate on the possibility. According to entertainment oracle Collider, both Chalamet and Marvel Universe star Tom Holland appear as the front-runners to play the eccentric chocolatier.
The focus on Chalamet and Holland presents a very different casting narrative to that speculated when news of the film was first announced. Originally, Donald Glover, Ryan Gossling and Ezra Miller were pipped to star in the Warner Bros. adaptation, however, it has now been reported that none are still connected to the project.
The motion pictures company has been working for nearly five years on their own interpretation of the 'King of Candy', which will reportedly focus on a younger version of the titular confectioner – making Chalamet or Holland a clear match. Although we have already made up our minds about Chalamet being the obvious choice, it's still admittedly unclear whether either actor has received an official offer. A minor setback, of course.
Wonka is expected to begin filming in the next four months, and with both Chalamet and Holland's filming schedules cleared by that time, there's no telling who will end up in the covetable role.