Wonka 2023: Will the film stand up to its predecessors?

Ahead of the film's release in cinemas tomorrow. How will Timothee Chalamet’s Wonka compare with Johnny Depp’s and Gene Wilder’s? Film Critic for the Standard Nick Howell’s discusses his expectations for the new movie, how it’ll compare with its predecessors, and what it needs to do to win over British hearts. In this episode:


  • Another Wonka? Go ahead and do it!
  • Is this a Wonka origin story?
  • The all-star cast examined
  • Why Paul King is up against good competition
  • Is Wonka just part one of a wider franchise?


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