Warner Bros. is planning to make a Willy Wonka prequel, and they better call will he Wonka?

Come with me, and you'll be in a world of pre-existing intellectual property. Take a look, and you'll see into Warner Bros.'s plans to make a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factoryprequel with the help of David Heyman, the producer behind the Harry Potter movies.

The studio has acquired the Willy Wonka rights from the Roald Dahl estate, just months after the death of the original film Wonka, Gene Wilder. Simon Rich (The Secret Life of Pets, Man Seeking Woman) is writing the script, but so far there's no director or star attached. The film won't be a traditional reboot, according to Variety, but "a standalone movie focused on Wonka and his early adventures."

Maybe it'll explain why Wonka loves candy so much, tell us the reasoning behind his taste in fashion, or dig into the history of the Oompa-Loompas — actually, nevermind, that could get really offensive really fast.

Check out more from star Gene Wilder in the gallery below.

Gene Wilder through the years
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Gene Wilder through the years
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket on the set of the fantasy film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', based on the book by Roald Dahl, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Actor Gene Wilder (right) puts his arm around the shoulder of Cleavon Little in a still from the film, 'Blazing Saddles,' directed by Mel Brooks, 1974. (Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy of Getty Images)
1974-Publicity headshot of Gene Wilder starring in Young Frankenstein. (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
THE BELL SYSTEM FAMILY THEATRE -- 'The Trouble with People' -- Pictured: Gene Wilder as Ernie in 'The Office Sharers' -- (Photo by: Art Selby & Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Promotional shot of actor Gene Wilder, as he appears in the movie 'The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother', 1975. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder. December 04, 1980. (Photo by Adam Scull/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
Gene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock in publicity portrait for the film 'The Woman In Red', 1984. (Photo by Orion/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder holds a torch in a scene from the film 'Hanky Panky', 1982. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)
American actor Gene Wilder (L) performs alongside compatriot Rolf Saxon, October 2, during the rehearsal of a scene from Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor'.
1999 Gene Wilder Stars As The 'Turtle' In The Tv Movie 'Alice In Wonderland.' (Photo By Getty Images)
Gene Wilder during Opening of Gilda's Club for Cancer Support - October 17, 1993 at Gilda's Club, Greenwhich Village in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 15: Actor Gene Wilder signs copies of his new book at Barnes and Noble in Midtown Manhattan March 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Gene Wilder and his wife Karen Boyer watch as Shahar Peer of Israel takes on Anna Chakvetadze of Russia during day ten of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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