One of the most watched movies during childhood is ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory‘. Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka wowed us all. As kids, we all wanted to visit the chocolate factory. However, did you know that there is a theory that Willy Wonka may be a serial killer?
Fans have speculated and come up with a conspiracy theory that Wonka was a serial killer who targeted children. So let’s dive in and find out the basis of all this.
Why Willy Wonka May Have Been A Serial Killer?
Firstly, Willy Wonka’s personality is the main factor for such speculations. In the movie, we get a glimpse of Wonka’s childhood and we can get an idea that it was not a good one. He suffered from childhood trauma.
His eccentricity has been shown pretty clearly. Wonka also has social anxiety and does not like interacting with people much. So he closed down his chocolate factory and lived in isolation after competitors tried to steal his recipes.
Theories suggest that he purposefully chose the children based on their weaknesses. Augustus is a gluttonous boy, Veruca is a spoiled and rude brat, Violet is self-obsessed, arrogant, and impulsive and Mike is a know-it-all. This made them easy targets for Wonka to exploit their weaknesses.
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Willy Wonka’s Reactions Also Speak For The Fact
Willy Wonka suddenly opening the gates of his chocolate factory to five children is unexpected and it seems it worked perfectly for his plan. His nonchalant, apathetic reactions to the life-or-death situations faced by the children at the factory further add to the narrative.
Many viewers think that his reaction was because the children falling into trouble was assumed beforehand. And the Oompa Loompas also adds to the narrative. They focused on cleaning up after the children as if nothing had happened.
So do you also agree that Willy Wonka is a serial killer? With the upcoming Timothee Chalamet-starrer ‘Wonka’, viewers are expectant that this version of the story will be explored more. Directed by Paul King, the movie releases on December 8, 2023.
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