Anyone else excited about this? Trivia for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) * Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Nicolas Cage and Michael Keaton were all considered for the role of Willy Wonka. * Johnny Depp's second chocolate-based movie (the first being Chocolat (2000)). Depp doesn't like the taste of good chocolate - he prefers the cheap, Easter bunny type. * Martin Scorsese was at one point attached to direct. * A camera lens worth $540,000, wasn't properly secured when trying to get a shot of a vat of chocolate. As a result, the camera fell into the vat which destroyed it. * This is the fourth film that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have made together. The others are Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), and Sleepy Hollow (1999). * Screenwriter John August had never even seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) when asked by Tim Burton to write the script. After finishing the screenplay, he finally watched the 1971 version, only to be surprised at how much darker the "family film" was to his own. * Johnny Depp was so impressed with Freddie Highmore's performance in 'Finding Neverland (2004)' that he convinced Tim Burton to cast him as Charlie Bucket.