Wonka Movie

Wonka movie production status is currently Pre-Production

January 20, 2021 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script.

Who's Involved:

Timothee Chalamet, Kevin McCormick, David Heyman, Simon Rich, Michael Siegel

Release Date:

Friday, March 17, 2023 (Nationwide)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

This will be a stand-alone movie focusing on Willy Wonka and his earlier, pre-Charlie adventures.

modified plot formulation from hollywoodreporter.com

Poll: Will you see Wonka?

Who stars in Wonka: Cast List

... Willy Wonka

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Who's making Wonka: Crew List

A look at the Wonka behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Paul King last directed Paddington 2 and Paddington. The film's writer Simon Rich last wrote An American Pickle and Elliot Allagash.


Paul King (In Talks)


Simon Rich


David Heyman
Michael Siegel

Production Company

Warner Bros. Pictures

Watch: Wonka Trailers & Videos

No trailer available.

Production: What we know about Wonka?

Key Facts

  1. Called a reimagining of Roald Dahl's classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Hollywood Reporter, 2/12/18).
  2. Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka IP from the Roald Dahl estate (Hollywood Reporter, 10/19/16).

Filming Timeline

  1. January 2021: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  2. October 2016: The film was in Development status.
  3. Simon Rich will write the script.

Wonka Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Wonka is coming out in 2023 on Friday, March 17, 2023 (Nationwide release).

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