The Penguin and Wonka: the most anticipated spin-offs

Colin Farrell the actor who would play The Penguin in the HBOMax series

Two super popular movies with a long legion of fans are preparing to expand their respective legends. Is about Batman and of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that will soon have their derivative versions (spin off), under the name of The Penguin and Wonka respectively.

The DC superhero universe is booming and HBOMAX is focusing on producing these types of films. For this reason, the production of one of the classic enemies of our beloved batman, the hateful Penguin. In this case it will be a series that for now does not have the number of episodes available since it is in the middle of the preliminary process.

Although it is a project that is still in the development stage, it has the production of Dylan Clark and Matt Reeves, the two creators behind Batman.

Let’s remember that this villain was masterfully played by Danny DeVito on Batman Returns (1992) and by Robin Taylor in the series Gotham by Robin Taylor. Now, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot (the real name of The Penguin) is shown under the figure of a kind of mob boss and will be played by Colin Farrell in the film whose premiere is only scheduled for 2022. Therefore there are strong rumors that this actor will play the villain again in this spin off in series mode.

Danny De Vito played the Penguin in Batman Returns
Danny De Vito played the Penguin in Batman Returns

For its part, the now classic film by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on the book of Roald Dahl, will tell the story of his most colorful character in the film Wonka. Timothée Chalamet is the actor chosen to give life to Willy Wonka, a role that has already been taken to the cinema twice, first for Gene Wilder in 1971 in the film version called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and then in 2005 with the most current version, played by Johnny Depp on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Tim Burton, and with a cast with names like Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore.

Timothée Chalamet chosen to play "Wonka"
Timothée Chalamet chosen to interpret “Wonka”

The story of this film will be a prequel to those films that we already knew and will tell the life, childhood and youth of Willy. Throughout the film – which saw the chances of its release in October this year cut short, as planned – we will see how Wonka created his empire in the chocolate industry. They also ensure that the story of the Oompa-Loompas, those cute characters who helped Wonka in his factory to make the chocolates, and how Willy rescued them from their enemies in Loompaland.

Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp two of the actors who played the character of Willy Wonka
Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp two of the actors who played the character of Willy Wonka

The color data is presented in that Timothée was dating Johnny Depp’s daughter, the young woman Lily-Rose Depp, in a relationship that had its twists and turns. The Wonka film is a creation of Warner Bros, it will be directed by Paul King (also director of Paddington) while David Heyman and Luke Kelly they produce the film. The script will be in charge of Simon Farnaby and will have Keegan-Michael Key in one of the central roles alongside Chalamet. Of course, the anxious will have to be patient that the film has a tentative release date only for March 2023.


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