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‘Wonka’: How to Preorder the Prequel to Watch & Stream Online

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Before Charlie Bucket entered Willy Wonka’s legendary chocolate factory, the famous candymaker had to discover his passion for inventing unique sweets. Warner Bros. delves into the backstory in the new film Wonka, which you can preorder to own digitally through Prime Video and on DVD.

Whether you’ve seen the film in theaters or not, the new movie is expected to be released on VOD Saturday (Jan. 30) and on DVD Feb. 27. But you can still score tickets to see it on the big screen here.

Directed by Paul King, the musical movie provides the origin story of Willy Wonka (played by Timothée Chalamet) from Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The young and poor aspiring chocolatier discovers the candy industry is run by a cartel of greedy businessmen, leading him to take matters into his own hands and invent chocolate and magical tricks that change the world with the help of his friend Oompa-Loompa (Hugh Grant).

Other cast members include Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Sally Hawkins and Mathew Baynton.

Keep reading to learn the streaming options available.

How to Watch Wonka

Can’t wait until the release date? Prime Video has opened preorders for the digital version of Wonka, which you can download in UHD, HD and standard edition for $24.99. You don’t have to be a Prime member in order to download the movie either. Just click “preorder,” and on Jan. 30, the film will automatically be added to your library to watch and stream whenever you want.

Other Ways to Watch Wonka

Max is the official streamer for Warner Bros., which means it’s most likely that the film will be available to stream online through the platform. No official streaming date has been announced, but once it becomes available, subscribers will be able to watch the movie for no additional cost.

Don’t have a Max subscription? The platform doesn’t offer a free trial, but it does come with one of the most affordable plans on the market at $9.99/month. Click here or the button below to start your membership.

With a subscription, you’ll gain access to not only Wonka once it drops on Max, but the entire library, including original and exclusive content such as live sports, Barbie, The Last of Us, Succession, Game of Thrones House of the Dragon, Rap Sh!t, And Just Like That…, Sex and the City, South Park, Love & Death, Gossip Girl, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Our Flag Means Death, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Selena + Chef, The Flight Attendant and more.

If you’re a Prime member, you can also add Max as a premium channel to your subscriptions through the Prime Video channel storefront.

Collectors can also add to their Wonka merch by preordering the physical DVD copy of the movie.

steelbook of wonka dvd

‘Wonka’ Walmart Exclusive Steelbook

Walmart’s exclusive edition comes in a special steelbook that includes the 4K edition of the movie, Blu-ray and digital code, so you can enjoy the movie on the go.


DVD cover of Wonka

‘Wonka’ (4K Ultra HD + Digital)

You can score Wonka for less than $30, and enjoy it in 4K edition, as well as a digital code you can redeem to watch on your travels.


Watch the trailer for Wonka below.

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