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11/10/2021 10:00 BST

Timothée Chalamet's First Photo In Character As Willy Wonka Sparks One Comparison We Can't Unsee

The Call Me By Your Name star is set to play Willy Wonka in a brand new prequel.

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Timothée Chalamet at the Met Gala last month

Timothée Chalamet has sparked a lot of conversation after posting the first snap of himself in character on the set of his new Willy Wonka film.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Call Me By Your Name actor was set to portray Roald Dahl’s iconic chocolatier in the new musical Wonka, which will explore the character’s early years and back story.

While the Oscar nominee is gearing up for the UK release of his new films Dune and The French Dispatch, he revealed on Sunday night that he’s hard at work once again on the set of Wonka.

He posted the first snap of himself in character as Willy Wonka – who has previously been portrayed on the big screen by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp – on Twitter, while on Instagram he shared a second picture holding the character’s cane.

Immediately after sharing the snap, fans began sharing their thoughts, which included one completely ridiculous comparison that we now can’t unsee... 

Willy Wonka was first introduced to millions of children after Roald Dahl published Charlie And The Chocolate Factory in 1964. 

It tells the story of a young boy who wins a golden ticket to tour the world-famous headquarters run by the mysterious Wonka and staffed by “oompa loompas”.

The book was later adapted into the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, with Tim Burton putting his own spin on the story 34 years later.

Wonka is currently slated for release in 2023.