You may not have known this, but you won’t be surprised: There’s a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel in the works.
In other words, this sounds like an ORIGIN STORY. And hey girl, check THIS out: RYAN GOSLING is reportedly interested in the part. He’s 36, but he’s still got that ADORABLE BABY FACE, you know?!
They did address Wonka’s backstory a little bit in the Tim Burton / Johnny Depp movie in 2005. But nobody really liked that one, even though it’s actually more faithful to the original Roald Dahl book than Gene Wilder’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.