Ever wondered how Willy Wonka got his start? The second trailer for the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel just dropped and it’s even better than the first
If anyone needs an origin story, it’s the fascinating, enigmatic, sometimes creepy Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And the universe heard our plea because it’s coming—Wonka, the long-awaited prequel movie set to be released later this year will explore how the famous chocolate maker got his start.
Warner Bros. just dropped the second official trailer, and to say it got us excited to check this movie out is an understatement. We get a glance at the beginnings of one of Wonka’s infamous chocolate-making machines and a better look into the world that is Loompaland (and more of Hugh Grant’s Oompa Loompa).
The film comes from the same writer and director as Paddington, so you know it’s going to be special. The trailer already hints at music, magic, and just a little bit of mayhem. Also, Timothée Chalamet stars as Wonka, and he seems perfectly cast in the role.
The film’s official synopsis reads, “Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician, and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.”
According to the trailer, that involves Willy learning to make chocolate, setting up his first store, defeating the “Chocolate Cartel,” and meeting the infamous Oompa Loompas (starting with a very pint-size and orange-faced Hugh Grant). There’s sure to be plenty more surprises when the movie hits theaters, though—and we’ll certainly be there. Wonka is only in theaters nationwide on Dec. 15.