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Timothée Chalamet Shared A First Look Of Himself As Willy Wonka And Now I Can't Wait To See The Film

“The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last."

Timothée Chalamet is one devilish Willy Wonka!

This weekend, the actor gave fans their first look at his character in the upcoming film, Wonka — and let’s just say that he looked really handsome dressed in his red velvet coat and brown top hat.

“The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last,” he captioned the photo and added “WONKA” with the ship and chocolate bar emojis.

Chalamet’s role was previously played by Johnny Depp in 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Gene Wilder in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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Fans are excited to see how Chalamet does in his role, including Peter Ostrum, who originally played Charlie Bucket.

Gene Wilder (L) as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket on the set of the fantasy film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'
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“The prequel will shed more light on early Wonka,” he previously told People.

Peter Ostrum Poses at The Hollywood Show - Day 2 at Westin Los Angeles Airport
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"But again, there's been so many different versions of Willy Wonka, be it on Broadway, opera, a pinball machine … you can't kill the Willy Wonka story.”

(L to R) Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka shaking hands with Julie Dawn Cole as Veruca Salt as Roy Kinnear as Mr. Salt looks on in the film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'
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"So all of it is good. It's a great story. And people enjoy whatever different version they're watching; it's fun to watch."

Rusty Goffe, who starred in the 1971 version of the film, and the Oompa Loompas hand out Golden Tickets for the "40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory"
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Chalamet will also be singing and dancing in the film just like Wilder did.

Gene Wilder (1933 - 2016) as Willy Wonka in the film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'
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Wonka is expected to be released in 2023, so let’s hope that Chalamet also shares some more photos of the film while it's in production.