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Timothée Chalamet has sparked a lot of conversation after posting the first snap of himself in character on the set of his new Willy Wonka film.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the Call Me By Your Name actor was set to portray Roald Dahl’s iconic chocolatier in the new musical Wonka, which will explore the character’s early years and back story.
While the Oscar nominee is gearing up for the UK release of his new films Dune and The French Dispatch, he revealed on Sunday night that he’s hard at work once again on the set of Wonka.
He posted the first snap of himself in character as Willy Wonka – who has previously been portrayed on the big screen by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp – on Twitter, while on Instagram he shared a second picture holding the character’s cane.
Immediately after sharing the snap, fans began sharing their thoughts, which included one completely ridiculous comparison that we now can’t unsee...
— Lisa (@WiseWeasels) October 10, 2021
— ghost of cas (@caseyrxid) October 10, 2021
it’s giving… it’s giving… muppets christmas carol https://t.co/MAmpSGG2yf
— 𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖆𝖍 🏹 (@hannahdentata) October 10, 2021
— 🎃 Muppet History 👻 (@HistoryMuppet) October 11, 2021
gonzo has filed a lawsuit against timothee chalamet
— oatmeal influencer (@acechhh) October 10, 2021
— Daniel Newmaη (@DanielNewman) October 11, 2021
I used to allow men who dressed like this to hurt my feelings in art school. But we serve a mighty god and I am delivert https://t.co/Vk45obSG5R
— Ryan Ken (they/them) (@Ryan_Ken_Acts) October 10, 2021
fuccboi’s gonna be wearing top hats this season https://t.co/tR7R68oaDm
— jason c. (@netw3rk) October 11, 2021
Respect the first Wonka to go all in and wear a chocolate hat https://t.co/aB8GJMEQI3
— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) October 10, 2021
Dude just give me the Joker movie trailer scene for scene but with candy themed antics instead of tragic criminal origins. 🍫🍭🍬 https://t.co/TffDHjTxDZ
— SqueakJay (@DracoJayco) October 10, 2021
some poor fictional girl in the Wonka universe sees this man and thinks “I can fix him” https://t.co/9gjv9eZ3Gp
— emily (@emilyrosezombie) October 10, 2021
Me after listening to Panic! At The Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies once in 2005 https://t.co/6y2CvmYNk7
— Frenchie 🇫🇷 (@frenchtom34) October 11, 2021
If this does well maybe we can get Cruella vs. Wonka: Dawn of Justice (and eyeliner) https://t.co/f0uZoC6DtF
— CR (@CautiouslyReal) October 10, 2021
They're gonna call him William the whole movie and in the final scene he'll be like "You know what... call me Willy" https://t.co/bKNjFUguid
— Robert 🎃 Komaniecki (@Komaniecki_R) October 11, 2021
i chime in with a haven't you people ever heard of closing the goddamn door??? no https://t.co/wyq8fpnC98
— rose-colored girl (@yaibett) October 10, 2021
Watch me be insufferable until the day this drops https://t.co/sHy53BZusg
— douglas greenwood (@douglasgrnwd) October 10, 2021
Cant believe I’m going to be thirst tweeting willy wonka https://t.co/juQ6f0F8Q4
— s (@zippersdmn) October 10, 2021
when you see a little german boy you want to drown in chocolate https://t.co/NKxcilKbX6
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) October 10, 2021
Willy Wonka was first introduced to millions of children after Roald Dahl published Charlie And The Chocolate Factory in 1964.
It tells the story of a young boy who wins a golden ticket to tour the world-famous headquarters run by the mysterious Wonka and staffed by “oompa loompas”.
The book was later adapted into the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, with Tim Burton putting his own spin on the story 34 years later.
Wonka is currently slated for release in 2023.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.