Inspired by his mother (Sally Hawkins), who made him his first chocolate bar, Willy Wonka (Timothée Chalamet) arrives in a beautiful city where chocolate is a favorite amongst the locals. So much so, that there are three other chocolate makers with shops in the town square. Willy introduces his magical chocolates to the public, only to find out he needs a license to sell them, and has his money confiscated by a corrupt policeman (Keegan-Michael Key).
That leaves him no money to pay for his room, so he's forced to work for the landlady, Mrs. Scrubbit (Olivia Colman). He meets several other people who found themselves in the same situation. Along with an orphan named Noodle (Calah Lane), Willy escapes in order to get the ingredients he needs to continue making his magical chocolate. However, he catches the attention of the Chocolate Cartel who see him as a threat. Despite this, Willy is given the chance to change the lives of those around him and live his dream, pushing him to try harder.