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The sequel to 2010’s immensely popular Alice in Wonderland, based off of the novel by Lewis Carroll, has been greenlighted by Disney — but with a new director. James Bobin, known for directing the recent Muppets movies, will be replacing Tim Burton and it’s going to be interesting to see how much of the spooky charm remains without the talented Burton at the helm. Appropriately titled Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, the movie is set for release in May of 2016 and will again star the enchanting Mia Wasikowska and the formidable Johnny Depp.
According to Deadline and Hypable, rumor has it that Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to join the all star cast. This would make Cohen’s first substantial role since Les Miserables last christmas and a charming reunion with Depp, following their roles in Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
As for the storyline for the upcoming sequel, it’s anyone’s guess. Burton deviated so drastically from the original Alice storyline, for the sake of a “new spin” no doubt, that there’s a lot of wiggle room for the plot of Looking Glass. For now, Disney and Bobin seem to be pretty tight-lipped with details so time will tell. But you can bet Larkable will be on the lookout for any major revelations!
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