Fans are outraged about a new Willy Wonka prequel
There will only ever be one Willy Wonka - Gene Wilder.
The producer behind the Harry Potter movies, David Heyman, has teamed up with Warner Bros. again to bring to life one of Roald Dahl's most famous characters, Willy Wonka.
According to Variety, they plan to make a prequel to the movie Charlie and The Chocolate Factory but mainly centering around the eccentric character at the heart of the story.
It will be a standalone movie focusing on his backstory and his early adventures.
After hearing the news fans of the original movie began to complain about the prospect of a new movie with a lot of them referencing Gene Wilder's recent death.
Some people are suggesting the studio is trying to "capitalize" on Gene's death.
We don't need a third Wonka movie dammit! Especially since Gene Wilder just died! https://t.co/vvvD8zEN7s
— Switcheroo (@EvenBradberry) October 19, 2016
Kinda wish they'd stop remaking classic movies. No one could be a better Willy Wonka than Gene Wilder
— Sammy DuPar (@SamanthaDuPar) October 20, 2016
Do studios just love capitalizing on people's deaths? Robin Williams passes: Jumanji sequel. Gene Wilder passes: Willy Wonka prequel. ⁉️?
— Sally LoMonaco (@SallyLoMonaco) October 20, 2016
You couldn't even wait a year after Gene Wilder's death to pitch this absurd Willy Wonka prequel?
And no, we don't want it.
— Laurie Crosswell ? (@lauriecrosswell) October 19, 2016
@lauriecrosswell 1000x agree. Hollywood has lost its way
— Bob Sutherby (@Duendito) October 19, 2016
I also see they want to make yet ANOTHER #WillyWonka. Burton's version was awful, first of all, so why try again? No one is Gene Wilder.
— Allison (@OllieScorpio) October 21, 2016
@gamespot dont need one. The original, with the great gene wilder is all we need.
— loops (@loops73) October 21, 2016