Newswire: New Willy Wonka movie may explore how the candy boy became the candy man

Origin stories are always a slam dunk with audiences. Seriously, go through IMDb and just try to find one example of a prequel detailing how a famous movie character came to be that isn’t considered an instant classic. Don’t bother trying. You can’t do it! That’s why it’s great news that Warner Bros.’ upcoming Willy Wonka film is probably going to provide the much-needed backstory of Roald Dahl’s beloved candy magnate.

In an interview with /Film, producer David Heyman revealed the slimmest slivers of info on the the inchoate film. “It’s not a remake. They’ve done two films, quite different,” he explained, referring to Mel Stuart’s 1971 classic and Tim Burton quixotic 2015 attempt at a reboot. “But it’s possibly an origin story. We’re just in the early stages of it, working with a writer called Simon Rich, which …

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