Disney Announces Alice in Wonderland Sequel Will Star Johnny Depp & Mia Wasikowska
Curiouser and curiouser!
In December of last year we heard Disney was moving forward with a sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. What we didn’t know was whether or not anyone from the first film would be back for it. We now have our answer, plus an official release date. Dive down the rabbit hole for more information!
Personally, I’m still not sure how I feel about Alice in Wonderland. I only saw it the one time in theaters and it had a pretty great cast, but if there’s one thing I do know, it’s that I hated Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Mad Hatter. But it made a ton of money at the box office so it’s no surprise Disney would want to try to do that again.
Depp and Mia Wasikowska are officially returning as Hatter and Alice, but Burton’s name was not mentioned. It will be interesting to see how different (or not different) the sequel turns out to be if they can’t convince him. Linda Woolverton, who wrote the script for the original, is said to be working on the script for the sequel.
Alice in Wonderland 2 will get a Memorial Day (May 27) release in 2016. Just…thank god they didn’t try for 2015, that year is busy enough as it is. Oh wait, I spoke to soon. Disney also announced a different film for a 2015 release. “In another high-profile move, Disney set an Oct. 9, 2015, release date for Jon Favreau‘s Jungle Book. He’ll direct the live-action pic from a script by Justin Marks.,” writes The Hollywood Reporter.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Have a tip we should know? [email protected]