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Johnny Depp And Mia Wasikowska Head Back To Wonderland
And Alice 2 has been dated for 2016

24 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Johnny Depp And Mia Wasikowska Head Back To Wonderland

We suppose it was only a matter of properly hammering out the deal – especially since he’d previously been in negotiations – but word has finally arrived that Johnny Depp is officially signed to reprise the role of The Mad Hatter for Disney’s Alice In Wonderland sequel. The Mouse House has also announced that Mia Wasikowska will be back as the title character.

Muppets director James Bobin is on board to make the film, which the 2010 film’s screenwriter Linda Woolverton has already been working on under the title The Looking Glass. We don't know yet what the plot might entail this time, since the first film drank from the plot potions of Wonderland and Though The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There, with references to other adventures. We do know, however, that the producers (including Joe Roth and Suzanne and Jennifer Todd) will be keeping their fingers crossed it makes as much money as the original.

There is even a release date for the new fantasy behemoth, with Disney, in a shock move, choosing not to put it out in 2015, but instead sticking a flag in May 27, 2016.

But don’t go thinking there isn’t room for more movies in the release date pile-up that is 2015. Disney has also announced that Jon Favreau’s new live-action version of The Jungle Book will indeed swing into cinemas on October 9, 2015. No, we’re not sure why it can't wait either…


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