ByHeather Snowden, writer at Creators.co
Lover of bad puns, nostalgic feels and all things Winona. Email: heather@moviepilot.com Tweet: @heathbetweetin
Heather Snowden

OMGZHDFEKDSD. Excuse me while my inner child cries out with joy. It's rumored that Steven Spielberg is bringing Gene Wilder out of retirement to voice The BFG! This could be AMAZING.

As the original and only Willy Wonka (soz, Johnny), returning to the big screen after a super long hiatus to appear in another Roald Dahl adaptation would be perfect. Remember how awesome he was?

Last featuring in the TV movie Alice in Wonderland alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Robbie Coltrane and a cameo in Will & Grace in 2003, Mr. Wilder has been out of the Hollywood loop for over a decade.

Gene as the Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland
Gene as the Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland
Gene on set in Will & Grace
Gene on set in Will & Grace

Wilder announced his retirement in 2008 and since then has written a memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art.

A collection of stories, What Is This Thing Called Love?

And 3 novels: My French Whore, The Woman Who Wouldn't, and most recently, Something to Remember You By.

Reported in Ain't It Cool News, there are rumors of a different Spielberg role Wilder could be lined up for, the character James Halliday in Ready Player One. Halliday has some pretty Wonka-esque qualities that clearly Gene nails with aplomb. However...

(Source: Comic Book)

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