To be honest, I think most people forgot that 2010 Alice in Wonderland film was even getting a sequel. It feels like there hasn’t been an update in years. But hey, late news is better than no news, am I right?
Apparently, Disney is in talks with Muppets director James Bobin to helm the next Alice in Wonderland film, which Variety reports will be titled Into the Looking Glass. However, nothing seems to be set in stone yet. Meanwhile, Variety also claims that actors Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska haven’t yet been confirmed to reprise their roles as Mad Hatter and Alice.
However, the first film’s scriptwriter, Linda Woolverton (The Lion King) has returned to write the first script for the sequel.
Alice in Wonderland, which was directed by Tim Burton (Dark Shadows, Batman), was released in theaters March 2010, and ended up earning over a billion dollars and two Academy Awards.
The first film was delightfully quirky, but it also worked because of Burton’s unique visual flair. Without him helming the sequel, I have to wonder if it’ll be as entertaining.
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