The prequel to 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has just received its release date and official title. The upcoming prequel will be titled just Wonka and it won’t be premiering for at least another two years.
David Heyman, who was also responsible for producing the Harry Potter series, will be producing the prequel via Warner Bros., alongside scriptwriter Seth Rich, who helped adapt his short story Sell Out into the film An American Pickle
The upcoming movie will arrive 17 years after the release of Tim Burton‘s highly successful film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that starred Johnny Depp and grossed $475 million worldwide. There’s no precise details about the plot and the direction yet. Wonka is set to release on March 17, 2023.