Wonka‘s Post-Credits Sequence Ends the Movie on a Sweet Note

Wonka‘s Post-Credits Sequence Ends the Movie on a Sweet Note

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The festive family movie Wonka provides an imagined backstory for Willy Wonka, the eccentric genius and chocolatier from Roald Dahl’s classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which has already spawned two hugely popular movie adaptations. Following in the footsteps of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, this wide-eyed younger version of the famous character is portrayed with appropriately kooky charm by Timothée Chalamet.

Eschewing much of the dark humor of the source material for more of a crowdpleasing and heartwarming vibe in keeping with a December blockbuster, Wonka is a musical comedy from the producers of the Paddington movies, with whimsy and wonder in abundance.

Set in a scenic European city, the story follows our titular hero on his quest to escape his indentured servitude to conniving laundress Mrs. Scrubbit (Olivia Colman), outfox the mob-esque Chocolate Cartel (the moustache-twirlingly villainous trio of Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas and Matthew Baynton) and corrupt police chief (Keegan-Michael Key), and open his own confectionary business in the Galeries Gourmet. He is aided in his journey by an orphan named Noodle (Calah Lane) and Lofty the singing Oompa Loompa (Hugh Grant).

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Now that the world of Willy Wonka has been brought to a new generation, it’s possible that more stories starring the sweetmaker could be on the way. Does Wonka leave the door open for a possible sequel?

Is there a post-credits scene in Wonka?

Spoiler alert:

Audiences will want to stay in their seats for the credits of Wonka, as an additional sequence plays out after the initial titles. However, far from being a Marvel-style stinger designed to set up a future movie, it functions as a coda or epilogue revealing how the stories of some of the film’s secondary characters ended. Hugh Grant’s Lofty sings one final number narrating what happened to Mrs. Scrubbit, Abacus, Larry, Piper, and Lottie.

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Philip Ellis is News Editor at Men’s Health, covering fitness, pop culture, sex and relationships, and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has appeared in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV, and he is the author of Love & Other Scams.

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