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The internet wants Janelle Monáe to play Willy Wonka in new movie

The internet wants Janelle Monáe to play Willy Wonka in new movie

Janelle Monae singing

There’s a social media frenzy for Janelle Monáe to play Willy Wonka in a new movie and we’re so here for it.

It comes about after reports Warner Bros. shortlisted Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling and Ezra Miller for the role.

Then Twitter user A. Harmony suggested: ‘Ok, but let’s ultimately give the part to Janelle Monáe.’

The response blew up on Twitter, attracting over 17,000 retweets and over 76,000 likes at the time of writing.

Janelle Monáe is yet to respond to the social media demand, but people on Twitter started letting their imaginations run wild.

One Twitter user responded: ‘Omg a female Willy Wonka played by Janelle Monae . Sooooo here for it’

Another replied: ‘SHE WOULD WIN ALL THE AWARDS!! And imagine a revamped soundtrack produced by her and others like Solange, Kendrick, etc.’

The new Willy Wonka film is rumored to be a prequel that will explore Wonka’s origin story.

Paul King will direct the movie, but it’s still very early in the casting process.

Janelle Monáe comes out as pansexual

Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual earlier this year.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Tightrope singer said she’s previously been in a relationship with both men and women.

She said: ‘Being a queer black woman in America… someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker.’

Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae. | Photo: Liliane Callegari / Flickr

Monáe said she originally identified as bisexual, ‘but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, “Oh, these are things that I identify with too.” I’m open to learning more about who I am.’

Janelle Monáe released a song called Pynk at the start of this month.

In it, she wears what looks like vagina-shaped pants and sings about what many initially called a strong bisexual anthem.