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How Timothée Chalamet's Wonka Costume Compares to Past Films

See How Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka Costume Compares to Those From Past Movies

How Timothée Chalamet's Wonka Costume Compares to Past Films

We finally have a first look at Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka, and boy, is it a treat. The 25-year-old actor, who's set to portray the fictional chocolatier in Wonka come 2023, offered eager fans a glimpse at his getup for the Warner Bros. movie on Monday and was soon after spotted filming on set in England. Though Timothée will be playing a young version of Wonka before he opens his larger-than-life chocolate factory, his costume is instantly recognisable and draws inspiration from those worn by Gene Wilder in 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Johnny Depp in 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Timothée's take on the eccentric candymaker cherry-picks fashion details from the franchise's past films — most noticeably, the berry-coloured, velvety-smooth coat and top hat — but also weaves in subtle upgrades that are entirely new to the character. Ahead, we take an up-close look at Timothée's dapper Wonka ensemble to dissect what makes it fresh and 2023-approved while also paying homage to the chocolatier's roots.

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