The new trailer for Disney’s upcoming sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, features protagonist, Alice, Mia Wasikowska, making a psychedelic return to Wonderland respectively set to the tune of Pink’s version of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit.”
In The Looking Glass, Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter appears to be the “damsel in distress” as Alice races against “Time,” portrayed by Alice Through the Looking Glass newcomer and Borat actor, Sascha Baron Cohen.
In addtion, Helena Bonham Carter will reprise her role as the Red Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass in addition to all of the other main characters including Anne Hathaway and the late Alan Rickman.
During Alice’s hiatus from Underland, turmoil erupts in Alice Through the Looking Glass as Cohen’s Time and Carter’s Red Queen appear to have captured the Mad Hatter.
Alice is forced to leave the real world — where she is deemed clinically insane, having been diagnosed with “female hysteria” — to save the Mad Hatter.
According to ComingSoon, Alice Kingsleigh left Underland and followed in her father’s footsteps to sail the high seas. Upon returning to London, she finds a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland to see all of her old friends.
According to the synopsis, The Hatter, who appears to be in some sort of comatose state, has lost his “Muchness.” Mirana (Anne Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere to return to the past so she can save the Mad Hatter — before it’s too late.
Reminded by her metamorphosed friend Absolem (Alan Rickman) that “a friend cannot be neglected,” Alice sets off on her second Wonderland journey to foil the Red Queen’s plans.
The world of Underland looks more lush than ever as Lewis Carroll’s characters are extracted straight from the pages of his novel to the silver screen again.
The opulent colorization of Underland is in stark contrast of the story’s doomsday plot. In the trailer, Time decides that time is up in Alice’s Wonderland as well as the Mad Hatter.
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In addition to Time wreaking havoc in Through the Looking Glass, the fearsome Jabberwocky from Carroll’s nonsensical poem by the same name joins the fray.
Deadline reports that Alice Through the Looking Glass director, James Bobin, sat down with the Mad Hatter himself, Johnny Depp, on Facebook’s Live Feature to answer ravenous fans’ questions about Through the Looking Glass.
Depp expressed his joy for playing the Mad Hatter and the pleasure of working with Mia in the sequel. Tim Burton directed the first Alice film; however, he has a credit for producer in Looking Glass.
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Alice and friends are set to go on another exhilarating adventure to rescue the Mad Hatter and save Wonderland when Alice Through the Looking Glass is released in theaters on May 27, which leaves plenty of time to catch up on Alice’s original live action adventure in Alice in Wonderland in case you missed it somehow.
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