Solo star Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling are said to be among those leading the shortlist to play the new Willy Wonka.
The 1971 movie version makes Wonka’s psychotic tendencies crystal clear when the cocoa pusher takes the kids on an LSD-inspired boat ride, brainwashing them with images so disturbing that even Guantanamo would consider them 'a bit much’ (for example, a huge insect crawling across someone’s face, see below).
Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is something that kids and adults everywhere had always one day hoped would be real - and now it actually is. The Toothsome Chocolate Factory - inspired by Mr Wonka’s sweet wonderland - is set to open at Universal Studios in Orlando sometime this year. There won’t be any Oompa Loompas here, but staff will be dressed up in Steampunk gear as you walk around towering smoke stacks and what “funky gadgetry”.