Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska have officially signed on for Disney's "Alice in Wonderland 2" set to shoot in May 2014. This ends months of speculation as to whether Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska would revisit their roles in the sequel. Johnny Depp will be replaying his role as the Mad Hatter while Mia Wasikowska will be revisiting her role as Alice.
The Director of the original movie, Tim Burton, was expected to name the film "Into The Looking Glass", taking his inspiration from the original writer, Lewis Carroll. Carroll had orginally named his first novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and the sequel was named "Through the Looking Glass". Burton openly claims he used both novels as inspiration for the original "Alice in Wonderland", which was released in 2010. the title is unknown at this point as Tim Burton will not be returning to direct the sequel.
James Bobin, the director of "The Muppets" and the co-creator of "The Flight of the Concords" has been tapped to direct the much anticipated sequel to "Alice in Wonderland". Linda Woolverton, the original writer of "Alice in Wonderland" is going to be writing the sequel as well. Woolverton has also written the Disney classics "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast". No plot details of the upcoming "Alice in Wonderland 2" have been released.
Disney has tentatively set the release date for "Alice in Wonderland 2" for Memorial Day 2016. This means Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska will be starring in the first announced blockbuster for that coveted date. The only other movie that has been announced for that weekend is a release by Disney/Marvel that has no title.
Despite being widely panned by the critics, "Alice in Wonderland" became one of only six movies in history to earn more than $1 billion worldwide. Johnny Depp is no stranger to bad reviews by critics, as his recent flop "Lone Ranger", which tanked at the box office, saw the actor and the film's director blame American critics for the movie's lack of success.
Are you excited to see Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska revisit "Alice in Wonderland"?