New Willy Wonka? Tom Holland is shaping up to play him in the prequel!

Tom Holland is one of the highest-rated actors in Hollywood today, not only for playing 'Spiderman' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but also for being multifaceted when it comes to taking on a role in the film, such as in his most recent work on 'Cherry'.

The actor Tom Holland is one of the candidates to play a young Willy Wonka in the prequel 'Wonka', a project that has been developed for five years thanks to Warner Bros and which will be directed by Paul King, director of 'Paddington' and 'Paddington 2 ', produced by David Heyman and written by Simon Rich.

Tom Holland and his colleague Timothée Chalamet ('Calle Me By Your Name') are the 'Wonga' production team's choices for the performer of the famous character created by Roald Dahl. The information was offered by the Collider portal, which added the release date they handle for the film, March 17, 2023.

The plot of 'Wonka' is kept secret and it is only known that it will follow a young Willy Wonka, before creating his chocolate factory. Years ago, the candidates for the role were Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller, however, those names are already part of the studio's selection.

In the 70s, Gene Wilder played the confectioner in 'A Fantasy World', while 16 years ago it was Johnny Depp who brought the character to life in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', directed by Tim Burton.

'Cherry' has not yet been released, but some critics and personalities of the film industry have already seen it and have assured that Tom Holland deserves to win the Oscar for Best Actor. 

The feature film will be available on Apple TV from March 15. Joe and Anthony Russo were the directors, with Holland as Nico Walker, a former doctor, and soldier who has post-traumatic stress disorder on his return to normal life. What most impressed the actor was that he lost up to a quarter of his weight to give life to the character, who in his attempt to overcome the past, becomes addicted to drugs and begins robbing banks to buy what he consumes.

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