We don’t really need to have screenshots (see them at the bottom) to imagine what the sequel to the Tim Burton rendition of Alice in Wonderland will look like, but we are getting some anyway, which just goes to reaffirm the continuity that we will have of the crazy and peculiar version that Tim Burton created. And we have a new trailer as well to go along with the pictures that further shows us that we can likely expect more of the same for this new film – double bonus. Its not American McGee’s Alice, but then I don’t think any movie will be.
I’m still not so sure how I feel about the first Alice in Wonderland, which was a tad too bizarre for my liking, but with the film grossing over a $1 Billion I guess my singular opinion is not going to matter to Disney. They are throwing big money behind this film to try and replicate the success of the first and are looking to pretty much bank on audiences wanting much of the same thing.
Tim Burton will not be directing this sequel, but simply acting as a producer for this new film. He has instead handed over directing duties to The Muppets director James Bobin, who seems to be maintaining the same aesthetic and feel for this sequel. The script was once again written by Linda Woolverton and will see the story pick up a few years later with Alice returning to the mysterious world of Underland to save the Hatter’s life and face a new villain, time himself (played by Sacha Baron Cohen).
The film sees the rest of the cast from the first film return for this one with Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, and the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall, all reprising their roles from the first film.
The official synopsis of the film is as follows:
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.
Are you ready for a trip through the looking glass that will take you even further down this rabbit hole? Too much?
Last Updated: March 30, 2016