Timothée Chalamet ruthlessly teased as fans react to first look at new Wonka film

By Sam Elliott-Gibbs

Timothée Chalamet posted a first look photo of himself in upcoming movie Wonka - and some fans' reaction maybe made him wish he didn't!

The Call Me By Your Name actor is to portray Roald Dahl’s legendary chocolatier in the new musical.

It will explore the character’s early years and back story - and the 25-year-old was quick to say yes to the role.

“The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last... WONKA,” he captioned the photo on social media.

Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp have of course taken on the part, and there were a number saying the Timothée was not out of place.

Twitter went wild for the comparison with Gonzo (Twitter)

But a number of fans quickly picked up on another similarity.

His winter photo with smart jacket and top hat made him look like another film icon - Gonzo from The Muppets Christmas Carol!

They weren't wrong and ribbed the star with plenty of side-by-side pictures.

One wrote: "Gonzo wore it better!"

Another said: "I was wondering who he reminded me of and then it hit me."

A third put: "it’s giving… it’s giving… muppets christmas carol."

But we have a long wait to see Timothée in the film (Getty Images)

Others took a more serious approach.

One wrote: "You’re supposed to look like a crazed diabetes factory owner not a capitalist suit-wearing sexy Englishman.”

The comments kept coming and one film fan put: “The sexification of willy wonka needs to stop.”

Last month, it was announced that Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson and Sally Hawkins would be joining the film.

Wonka is currently scheduled for release in March 2023.

It will be directed by Paddington’s Paul King, and fans can't wait for the prequel.

Timothee's fans said he was 'too sexy' to be Willy Wonka (Saturday Night Live/Youtube)

The Oscar-nominated actor has a busy year ahead. As well as his role in Wonka, he is also playing the lead in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation.

Dave Bautista and Rebecca Ferguson are among the stars included in the production.

He is also featuring in a star-studded line-up for Wes Anderson’s French Dispatch. Also featured are Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand.

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