Poll: Who Should Play Willy Wonka in the New Movie?

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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  1. Jen V says:

    Wow, another Willy Wonka film already? Didn’t they just do one in 2005? (Even though that was about 12 years ago, it doesn’t feel that long ago) Well, I shouldn’t be surprised. This won’t be the last time they remake the Willy Wonka film. In fact, I should be surprised there isn’t more remakes. Especially since they’ve remade other classic films several times over.

  2. jt says:

    Why do another one? Hello, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it aready been done.

  3. Willy says:

    Kristofer Hivju!! Clean shaven of course.

  4. Mr. Hollywood says:

    I have an idea…just leave this alone! Why do a remake of a classic??

  5. Joanne says:

    I vote for Zachary Levi to be the next Willy Wonka.

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