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Late last year it was announced that Warner Bros. will be creating a prequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Since then, rumours have been rife as to who will play Willy Wonka, after Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp did such stellar performances in the role.

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And now, one name in the line up has finally been dropped, and we have to say, we like it a lot.

According to That Hashtag Show, Ryan Gosling has been named to take on the role of the sweet factory owner.

After his performance in La La Land, we think he'd be a perfect fit for the crazy, yet lovable, character.

Even though the storyline to the prequel has not been confirmed, it has been reported that it will surround the life of a young Willy Wonka, and how he became friends with the Oompa Loompas during one of his early adventures.

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Less than two months after the death of original Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder, it looks like a new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie could be on the way.

But unlike the last two flicks to be inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved book, the potential reboot will explore Willy Wonka’s mysterious past.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. are joining forces with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer, David Heyman, to create a movie which centres on Willy Wonka himself.

Sources say the entertainment giant has already acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka IP from the Roald Dahl Estate, but currently it is unclear as to which of the novel’s other characters will make an appearance in the film.

While many are eager to learn where the legendary chocolatier actually came from, others have taken to Twitter in opposition of move.

Many online commentators say no version of the film could live up to the original 1971 version, while others believe the movie industry as a whole needs to focus on developing new characters instead of placing classic personas in new situations.

 

 

 

 

 

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Original Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder has died aged 83.

The comedic actor – who starred in The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein – passed away yesterday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.

His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said Gene died of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease, Variety has reported.

In a statement Jordan said that the family were “among the lucky ones” as Gene’s condition “never stole his ability to recognise those that were closest to him, nor took control of his central gentle life-affirming core personality”.

Today the two time Oscar nominee is being remembered online for his role as famed chocolate entrepreneur Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

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When you were a kid and watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we bet you wished you could visit it and eat ALL the chocolate, right?

Well, Universal Studios Orlando announced plans today to open a Willy Wonka inspired restaurant and even though it's miles away, we're super excited because, well.. chocolate.

The restaurant will be called The Toothsome Chocolate Factory​, and according to the press release, the restaurant will feature "towering smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion". 

And as for the menu? Well, it's no surprise that it'll be flooded with chocolate but also has a few options which include "unique twists on classic steak, seafood and pasta entrees, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, incredible salads, all-day brunch and so much more"​. 

But what really caught our eyes were the milkshakes, because.. LOOK:

The restaurant is set to open "later this year," and we feel like just booking a ticket to Orlando to go to the restaurant. Which we won't – but you know, dreamz

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