The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
is getting released in 2023 with Tom Holland
or Timothee Chalamet rumored to star, and the news isn't sitting very well at all with many fans of the original movie. In 1971, Gene Wilder
famously starred as the purple-suited chocolate salesman in the original movie adaptation Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
. His performance is considered iconic, and for a lot of people, nobody else could ever convincingly play the character after Wilder previously set the bar so high.
"Any willy wonka who isn't gene wilder doesn't exist to me," one tweet reads.
any willy wonka who isn't gene wilder doesn't exist to me
— fox mulder's gray turtleneck (@ViciousKnish) January 19, 2021
"Nobody will ever hold a candle to Gene Wilder's Wonka, there's just no point in even trying," another similarly says.
Nobody will ever hold a candle to Gene Wilder’s Wonka, there’s just