Gene Wilder Willy Wonka Dead
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We could be getting a new “Willy Wonka” movie in the near future.

On Wednesday, news broke that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the “Willy Wonka” IP from the Roald Dahl Estate and is planning a new movie centered on the character. “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman is teaming with the studio on the film.

While the late Gene Wilder, the original Willy Wonka, left some big shows to fill, we had some ideas on who could take on the eccentric character. Who do you think should play Willy Wonka? Vote below, and let us know your ideal casting in the comments!

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