If you thought that building a palace entirely made of chocolate in the middle of the desert was absurd and unexpected, wait until you know what Tim Burton’s plans were for Charlie and the chocolate factory. According to Dwayne « The Rock » Johnson, the director considered him as a real option to play Willy Wonka in that 2005 film.

Netizens cannot believe that such an assertion is possible, especially because of the history Tim Burton shares with Johnny Depp, who is remembered for many roles, including the chocolate magnate. However, Dwayne Johnson assured him so through his social networks.

Via Instagram, the actor shared a video clip in which the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory can be seen on a screen, as he relates that he saw the film the first time for his children. The actor assured that this is one of his favorite movies of a lifetime. Later he completed the publication recounting a curious anecdote.

A cool story. In the early 2000s, iconic director Tim Burton considered me to play Willy Wonka in his remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, « he wrote. «I remember thinking MY GOD, I AM INSIDE. But that was many years ago when I started in Hollywood without much box office support or any acting experience that really allowed me to get ahead. ”

Despite the fact that the role was finally played by Johnny Depp, The Rock assures that he still considers it an honor that Tim Burton would have considered him « even if it was for 7 seconds » at a time in his career when he was just breaking into an industry that I still didn’t know what to do with it in the future.

« I will always raise a glass for dreams that do not come true, because sometimes they are the best thing that never happened, » he concluded.

Now perhaps the actor can have a role in the new version that is being prepared about the character, which will be a prequel in the hands of the director of Paddington.

Can you imagine La Roca as Willy Wonka? Would you have liked?

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