Alice Through the Looking Glass is the much-anticipated sequel to the 2010 Disney film, Alice in Wonderland.
Due out on May 27, 2016, Disney has been teasing fans who are eagerly awaiting some word on the film and they have made good use of their Twitter account for this purpose. They released one 10-second teaser on November 1.
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— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) November 1, 2015
And another on November 2.
Now the time has come for more. Disney has finally released three teaser trailers for Alice Through the Looking Glass. They really want to start piquing everyone’s interest and get them geared up for the big movie release, although getting people excited for the sequel hardly seems necessary.
See one of the trailers below.
Alice will return to Wonderland through the looking glass, but this time she is there to save the Mad Hatter (played once again by the incomparable Johnny Depp) from Time, and Time doesn’t look like someone you want to mess with.
Others who are rejoining the cast in Alice Through the Looking Glass include Alan Rickman as the Blue Caterpillar, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. Of course, Alice is once again played by Mia Wasikowska. New cast members include Sacha Baron Cohen as Time, Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp, and Toby Jones as Wilkins.
Time reports that in the trailer, the Blue Caterpillar’s voice is heard reciting a poem.
“When the day becomes the night, and the sky becomes the sea. When the clock strikes heavy, and there’s no time for tea, and in our darkest hour before my final rhyme, she will come back home to wonderland, and turn back the hands of time.”
Tim Burton is the genius behind the 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie, which brought in $334.2 million in the U.S. and $1 billion across the world. The movie was also nominated for three Academy Awards and won two of them, for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction (the other nomination was for Best Visual Effects). How can the sequel not be completely amazing following on the heels of the first success?
Variety reports that Alice Through the Looking Glass is directed by James Robin and the script was written by Linda Woolverton. The producers are Joe Roth, Tim Burton, Suzanne Todd, and Jennifer Todd.
E! Online shows off one of the two stunning posters Disney has released for Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Mad Hatter poster for ‘ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’. pic.twitter.com/pjhZpNKs3v
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As for the trailers, it’s obvious the cast will be as brilliant as ever. Then again, how could they not be, being who they are?
The movie franchise is, of course, based on the timeless classics written by Lewis Carroll. The follow-up book, Through the Looking Glass, was published in 1871 and the story takes place just six months after Alice returns from her first adventure in Wonderland. However, as People reports, the film version of Alice Through the Looking Glass actually takes place a few years after her first adventure, of which she is reminded by the Blue Caterpillar.
“You’ve been gone too long, Alice… there are matters which might benefit from your attention.”
The trailers don’t just give us a glimpse of what happens in Alice Through the Looking Glass; it also shows us more of the amazing imagery and the fantastical world into which Alice falls once again. It truly is pure magic. Here is another short trailer to whet your appetite for the movie.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until May to see the real deal in all its magical glory.
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