The Wonka Prequel Movie is finally here! The Wonka Prequel Movie brings back fond childhood memories of reading Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This movie tells the story of how Wonka became Wonka and follows his journey from when he was just an 8-year old orphan living in poverty with his grandparents to becoming one of the richest men in the world.
17th March 2023
Cast and characters:
-Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka: Wonka is an eccentric, reclusive confectioner and inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper. Wonka’s behaviour causes everyone to be afraid of his wrath besides Charlie Bucket, who makes friends with him.
-Meryl Streep as Mrs. Teavee: A true spitfire, she has very little patience for Wonka or Wonka’s antics and has a very foul mouth.
-Jude Law as Arthur Slugworth: Wonka’s rival who attempts to steal Wonka’s secrets by covertly gathering information from inside the factory through his spy, Oompa Loompas. He runs away when Willy Wonka becomes angry with him for trying to steal his secrets. Wonka then attempts to chase Slugworth but is stopped by Charlie Bucket, who says that he will not let Wonka do anything bad for the world’s betterment.
-Bill Hader as Bill, Grandpa Joe’s son: Willy Wonka becomes his father after having a relationship with Mrs. Teavee.
-David Koechner as Grandpa Joe: Charlie’s grandfather, who worked in a toothpaste factory prior to Wonka’s takeover of it after his retirement. He becomes Wonka’s father-in-law when he marries Mrs. Teavee, and Wonka becomes his son-in-law.
-Nick Offerman as Mr. Teavee: A man who is obsessed with television, which takes over the world in Wonka’s alternate universe. He longs to be on TV all day rather than working like other citizens of Wonkaville. This leads him to become a child-sized version of himself, enabling Wonka to shrink him and use him as a power source for the Wonkavision.
-Maggie Gyllenhaal as Mrs. Teavee: Mr. Teavee’s wife who spends all day watching television with her son.
Wonka becomes Wonkavision’s president when it is developed. He later marries Veruca Salt, and they have five children together: Violet, Charlie Bucket (named after his grandfather), Grandpa Joe (who was named after her father-in-law), Arthur Slugworth/Slugworth Jr., and two unnamed sons who are mentioned in the final chapter of “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.” Wonka locks up his factory for many years but reopens it after Charlie Bucket persuades him to.