Well things cannot possibly get worse as news recently broke of a future film about Willy Wonka.
Variety is reporting that a deal has been struck between Warner Brothers and the Roald Dahl Estate for the intellectual property rights and they plan to make a film about the character. Sources have revealed that it is not an origin tale, but rather some sort of tale about his early adventures. The script is being written by Simon Rich (The Secret Life of Pets), with David Heyman (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as producer and Kevin McCormick is serving as executive producer. Author Dahl wrote two books about the character, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator."
My thoughts and reaction to this at this point is just simply "ugh." I thought Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's disaster not only tarnished the character but also the legend of actor Gene Wilder. I cannot say that I am overly enthused by this news. There is no word yet if either of them are going to be involved in this project.