Man of the moment Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is apparently in the running to play slightly creepy confectioner Willy Wonka, in the forthcoming big screen spin-off. The “origin story”, is expected to reveal how Wonka first amassed his fortune and met those all important Oompa Loompas. It’s a question that has been troubling the science world for some time. Donald whose This is America video has now been viewed more than 242m times joins Ryan Gosling and Fantastic Beasts’ Ezra Miller among the hot picks to play Roald Dahl’s chocolatier, according to Collider
If so, he would follow in the footsteps of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, and can expect a wardrobe to rival Lady Gaga.
And, in another music star-plays-fictional-icon revelation, comes news Jared Leto is to reprise his role as Batman villain the Joker in a standalone movie. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman will reportedly return to the role he first played in 2016’s The Suicide Squad. So he’ll be showing off his toys again.