Gene Wilder Trashes Tim Burton’s ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Remake

Gene Wilder has finally spoken out about the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory 2005 Tim Burton remake, and he absolutely hated it!

The original 1971 Willy Wonka has called Tim Burton’s remake an “insult” in a recent interview with Turner Classic Movies host, Robert Osbourne.

“I think it’s an insult. It’s probably Warner Bros.’ insult,” Wilder said.

Gene Wilder dug the knife in even deeper, saying that the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 remake was essentially a giant profit making scheme, and that there was no other reason to remake the film, according to Entertainment

The original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Candy Man wasn’t done there, slamming director Tim Burton, by saying that he doesn’t care for him or his work.

“I don’t care for that director. He’s a talented man, but I don’t care for him doing stuff like he did,” Wilder stated.


There only thing Gene Wilder did seem to like about the 2005 film remake was actor, Johnny Depp, saying that he thought Depp was a good actor and that he liked him.

In a rare public appearance, the 80 year old Gene Wilder spoke to Rosbert Osbourne in order to promote his upcoming novel, Something To Remember You By, but also had a lot to say about Hollywood and his departure from acting, in addition to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake.

“After a while, [films] were so dirty. Once in a while, there was a nice, good film, but not very many,” Wilder said. “If something comes along and it’s really good and I think I’d be good for it, I’d be happy to do it. Not too many came along. I mean, they came along, but I didn’t want to do them. I didn’t want to do 3D, for instance. I didn’t want to do ones that were just bombing and swearing. If someone says, ‘Ah, go f*ck yourself,’ if it came from a meaningful place, I’d understand it. But if you go to some movies, can’t they stop and talk once in a while?”

Inquisitr Readers: Were you a fan of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 remake, or only the original 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Do you think Gene Wilder is right that the remake is an insult?