Keegan-Michael Key Joins Wonka :

Firstly, let’s get the big question out of the way before I start this news story – No, I do not think that Willy Wonka, one of the finest and most mysterious of book/film characters ever needs an origin story. I did not like it when the Depp version tried to ‘explain things’ and I don’t like it now. But, I am not running Hollywood and this is coming out whether I like it or not, so looking on the bright side, a Wonka movie starring Timothee Chalamet is a better prospect than, I dunno, a Wonka movie starring *insert latest hot name here* so I AM interested in the film despite my reservations.

Now, there is another welcome addition, as Keegan-Michael Key has been added to the cast. You might not think you know him, but you definitely have seen him, if not in his partnerships with Hollywood’s new darling Jordan Peele (If you have not seen Keanu, please go watch it now, I’ll wait), then in Pitch Perfect 2 or voice work in The Lion King and with Peele in Toy Story 4. We do not know who his character is yet, most of the film remains a mystery like, you know, Wonka’s back story should be…


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