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Willy Wonka and the Great Glass Elevator would have been a sequel to 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which is based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the second film was based on the sequel novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film was going to have Gene Wilder reprise his role as Willy Wonka and Jack Albertson return as Grampa Joe. The film was going to be written by David Seltzer who re-wrote the script for the first film.


The film was going to be faithfully based on the novel.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Roald Dahl disliked the first film so much that he refused to allow a sequel to be made.
  2. The first film was not a very big success.


  • The film was permanently cancelled.
  • Paramount Pictures let the film rights to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory expire in 1977 and sold it to Warner Bros., one year after the latter studio purchased David L. Wolper Productions.
  • Some elements appeared in Tim Burton's adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tim also says he will not adapt the sequel.
  • The second book will be adapted as part of the Netflix animated series.